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# A demand for articles by internet sites that promote consumer products

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09 Feb 2018, 03:02
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A demand for articles by internet sites that promote consumer products became apparent to the founder of a text-editing software company. The founder decided to supply a solution to the demand, and initiated the development of a feature that could condense and summarize a lengthy article, creating a version that was far less wordy, and more to the point, making it more practical for being published on internet web pages. Although at first welcomed by the managers of the sites, the feature proved to be disadvantageous.

Which of the following, if true, does the most to explain why the founder's solution was unsuccessful?

A The feature was an addition to an existing text-editing program, but one that the company demanded an extra payment for.

B Soon after the feature was released, competing software companies began to develop programs that could perform similar tasks

C People that search for specific information on internet pages always prefer the text to be presented in a form that is easy-to-read and well-organized.

D Text-processing algorithms have a reputation of creating broken results fraught with grammatical errors, but in practice recent models were not shown to be any less effective than human content editors.

E Conciseness is an important characteristic of text that appears on internet pages although marketing pieces rely heavily on descriptive and sometimes elaborate wording

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09 Feb 2018, 04:04
I'd go with A. Cost might be the reason

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09 Feb 2018, 04:22
The feature proved disastrous is the main conclusion right?

How it could have been disastrous - because consumers wanted to know more details they wanted to read entire story and not the gist

On that grounds will it not be E?

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10 Feb 2018, 05:59
Was between C and E.

I chose E

In C, it says that "People that search for specific information on internet pages always prefer the text to be presented in a form that is easy-to-read and well-organized."

the premise does say that the feature could condense and summarize a lengthy article, creating a version that was far less wordy, and more to the point, making it more practical for being published on internet web pages.

But this does not necessarily mean that it would make the text hard-to-read and not well organised. It may or may not be true.

Hence Option E

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10 Feb 2018, 22:36
The key points given in question stem is
a.The new solution provided is concise.
b.The feature was welcomed at first , later proved to disadvantageous.

Based on the information , we can understand that the feature was not an issue when it was introduced, since it proved to disadvantageous, the disadvantage might have been faced during the course of usage of the feature.

B: Similar to A
C: The feature is concise based on question stem. This reiterates the premise.
D. Out of scope
E. This is the only choice that explains why the feature could have become disadvantageous.

Ans: E
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