Suppose I open up a web site and near the bottom there's a pager to navigate trough a list of items which is presorted and ordering cannot be changed. What approach do you think will be better (
] is the current page):
 41 40 39 ... 1
 2 3 ... 42
I personally see this as follows: when paging "in reverse" (first variant) content of each page effectively remains the same all the time and once it's visited it will always be displayed as a visible link in a browser.
Latter, however, is much more widespread and therefore more familiar.
What are your opinions on these two options?