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October 10, 2009 User interface for selecting items in ordered lists
The description of an user interface which allows the quick selection of any given item in an ordered list (usually numbered pages, but it can be any kind of items in an order which can be mapped to integers in ascending order) is given, with a 'canonical' description and a discussion of several possible trivial variations.
dichotomic search