We spent a pleasant hour at the farm this morning working our way along the thick row of old growth raspberry bushes, selecting fruit for freezing and jam-making. The task requires patience and discernment. There are no shortcuts in the painstaking one-berry-at-a-time plucking method. Each cluster includes some under-ripe pale berries that cling tenaciously to their green caps, unwilling to let go prematurely. Right next to those are the over-ripe maroon berries that have a tendency to explode into juice or drop to the ground at the slightest touch. The premium berries - the ones you should aim to collect - have the healthy blush of a red rose, release from the stem with a gentle pull, stay intact when dropped into the box and do not stain your hands or clothing during the harvest. You have to hunt high and low for the best berries, moving into keyholes cut at regular intervals along the row. These prickly, intimate niches allow the picker access to the very core of the bushes where, surrounded by protective vegetation, the perfect berries hang hidden from view.
"The design of browsing and berrypicking techniques for the online search interface."
Accuracy - Can you verify the facts?
Authority - Who is writing and what qualifications do they have?
Objectivity - Is this personal opinion, biased reporting, or propaganda? Is the information presented in order to sell something?
Currency - How up to date is this info?
Coverage - Is this an in-depth analysis or a superficial gloss-over?
Search engine meandering has a definite appeal for people who like to find unexpected things en route to valid information about a specific topic. The internet gods not only smile on distraction, but pardon a dose of deception, too. One can easily be misled when the path to information is neither straight nor narrow. Just look at the quote I found while researching this topic!