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09. Leisure, Tourism

09. Leisure If they choose 3 this leads to the following: CULTURE LIBRARIES 1. Communal 2. Special 3. University If If they choose entertainment in the Leisure list, they are given the following choices: Movies leads to other choices: MOVIES 1. Top Ten 2. First Run 3. Repertoire 4. Classics 5. All 6. Reviews 7. Television 8. Video Choice 7 leads to the following alternatives: TELEVISION MOVIES WHAT 1. Top Ten 2. Movies 3. Hotline One can of course choose: TELEVISION MOVIES WHO 1. Stars If the user chooses the third option in the Leisure section, they obtain a list: FOOD AND DRINK 1. Drink 2. Food 3. Bistros 4. Cafés 5. Diners 6. Delis 7. Restaurants The second of these choices gives the following list: FOOD 1. Bakers 2. Butchers 3. Dairies 4. Fishmongers 5. Greengrocers 6. Prepared Foods 7. Provisioners 8. Specialists 9. Supermarkets The The third of these gives the following choices: INTERNATIONAL 1. African 2. Asian 3. Caribbean 4. European 5. Middle Eastern 6. Moroccan 7. International The second choice leads to a new list: RESTAURANTS ASIAN 1. Chinese 2. Indian 3. Japanese 4. Malaysian 5. Thai 6. Vietnamese 7. Other The fourth choice leads to an equivalent list for Europe: EUROPEAN 1. French 2. Greek 3. Italian 4. Portuguese 5. Other The above choices are not just theoretical. The categories already exist online at: http://www.tor-lifeline.com/cgi-bin/tor-search.cgi. Persons creating web sites at present are using standard categories as a vehicle for their creativity. While this may sound exciting, and provides excellent short term job opportunities it is problematic and ultimately counterproductive because it means that there is no uniform way of getting at the same materials in different cities. SUMMA starts from the premise that the paths to the materials should be universally standardized and creativity relegated to the local site. In the case of restaurants this means that the categories for finding them become uniform whether one is in Florence or Toronto. The creative element enters only at the home page level. In large cities users will have an option of browsing a list of all restaurants in a city, in the manner of a yellow pages with limit bys in terms of alphabetical, nationality, price range, times (i.e. whether they are open on Sundays and how late they are open). Choice 3 in the Tourism list leads to the following choices: EVENTS 1. Attractions 2. Conferences 3. Congresses 4. Exhibitions 5. Family Activities 6. Lectures 7. Literary Scene 8. Meetings 9. Social Events Choice 4 in the Tourism list gives the following alternatives: INFORMATION 1. Consulates 2. Guides 3. Tourist Bureaus Choice 5 in the Tourism list leads to the following choices: LODGING 1. Bed and Breakfast 2. Campsites 3. Hostels 4. Hotels 5. Motels The resulting lists can then be subjected to limit by functions such as the following: Limit by 1. Location 2. Price 3. Stars Each of which then breaks down into subcategories: Limit by Location 1. Central 2. Downtown 3. Near a Station 4. Particular Section 5. Suburbs Limit by Price 1. Under $50 2. $50-99 3. 100-149 4. 150-199 5. 200-299 6. 300-499 7. 500-999 8. 1000+ Limit by Stars 1. * 2. ** 3. *** 4. **** 5. ***** Choice 7 in the Tourist list provides the following choices: SIGHTSEEING 1. Archaeology 2. Architecture 3. Monuments 4. Natural Sites 5. Parks 6. Zoos The second of these might break down as follows: SIGHTSEEING ARCHITECTURE 1. Castles 2. Churches 3. Forts 4. Houses 5. Palaces 6. Villas Each of these will again generate lists which can have further limit by lists Limit by: 1. Entrance Fees 2. Opening times 3. Rules and Regulations Choice 8 under Tourism leads to the following list: TRANSPORT WHERE 1. Local 2. Regional 3. National 4. International The first of these alternatives provides the following options: TRANSPORT LOCAL HOW 1. Car 2. Bus 3. Local Train 4. Taxi 5. Subway The second option in the preceding list gives a slightly different set of options: TRANSPORT REGIONAL HOW 1. Car 2. Bus 3. Plane 4. Ship 5. Train In cases such as this where the information concerned is fairly standard the user can be offered choices concerning a number of questions at once: TRANSPORT HOW PLANE 1. Who Contacts 2. What Airline Companies 3. Where Locations 4. When Schedules These transport options can be combined with the information in standard guide books such as the Guide Michelin and GPS functions such that a person wishing to travel from one city to another will have options to choose the shortest route, most picturesque route and the possibility of choosing to see other sites within a given range of miles. If the Scope EVERYDAY is telephone the user is again prompted about where the scope applies: TELEPHONE WHERE 1. Local 2. Regional 3. National 4. International ---------------------------------- TOURISM 1. Culture 2. Entertainment 3. Events 4. Information 5. Lodging 6. Restaurants 7. Sightseeing 8. Transport OOD AND DRINK 1. Drink 2. Food 3. Bistros 4. Cafés 5. Diners 6. Delis 7. Restaurants FOOD 1. Bakers 2. Butchers 3. Dairies 4. Fishmongers 5. Greengrocers 6. Prepared Foods 7. Provisioners 228 8. Specialists 9. Supermarkets The seventh of these choices leads to the following: RESTAURANTS 1. Cosmopolitan 2. Haute Cuisine 3. International 4. Nationalities 5. Neighbourhood 6. Seafood 7. Steakhouse 8. Vegetarian The third of these gives the following choices: INTERNATIONAL 1. African 2. Asian 3. Caribbean 4. European 5. Middle Eastern 6. Moroccan 7. International The second choice leads to a new list: RESTAURANTS ASIAN 1. Chinese 2. Indian 3. Japanese 4. Malaysian 5. Thai 6. Vietnamese 7. Other The fourth choice leads to an equivalent list for Europe: EUROPEAN 1. French 2. Greek 3. Italian 4. Portuguese 5. Other The above choices are not just theoretical. The categories already exist online at: EVENTS 1. Attractions 2. Conferences 3. Congresses 4. Exhibitions 5. Family Activities 6. Lectures 7. Literary Scene 8. Meetings 9. Social Events
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