From a thoughtful Kottke.org post:

From a thoughtful Kottke.org post:

“Elastic sites work well because they embrace the ‘Webness’ of the Web…they allow people to interact and communicate with each other as they prefer to do in the real world. Human relationships are elastic in nature. Like a clingy friend, nothing is worse than a needy Web site sucking all of your time away and not letting you spend any time on other sites.”