Great insight into paper versus digital, online, Web, ‘what-have-you’. Now filter design included.
“On paper, information design is monolithic and paternalistic. It is all about static structures page layouts, indexes, tables of contents all specified by a supervising author. On the Web, information design is distributed and democratic. It is all about filters, about designing filters that work for you, and about designing content to work with the filters. (…) Content needs to be designed for the Web. The filters need to be designed for the content.”
(Mark Baker ~ Every Page Is One)