europeforvisitors - 9:45 pm on Jun 19, 2004 (gmt 0)
The idea that a link should always be relevant to the page it sits on is FUNDAMENTALLY flawed...because if you took that to the inevitable end, there wouldn't be a web. And the web would be quite boring as well.
That's a good point. Also, a FORBES "Best of the Web" link or a PC Magazine "Top 100 Web sites" link to a widgets site might not be as relevant (themewise) as a link from another widgets site, but it certainly deserves as much weight--especially since it's less likely to be part of an artificially crosslinked network of sites.