March 22, 2005

Looks like Gorman had a point...

Not sure if this is something to brag about:

I've been lamenting lately how difficult it has become for me to read books these days because a) I think my brain is getting used to the shorter snippets of blog reading and b) because they don't have any links. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to click on a word to see what it means or get more information from a primary source.

Well, there looks like there might somewhat of a solution to problem b) from Atlantic Monthly which has woven the hypertext idea into the cover article about talk radio. If you're quick, you can see the entire .pdf of what it looks like. I like the concept, but I think I'm more into the digital book idea, with hypertext built in. I love reading on my tablet. But I haven't had a chance to do the digital book thing to any great degree yet. Probably should hurry up and get there before my brain starts shutting down on anything longer than 5 or 6 paragraphs...

My apologies for not including all the internal links, but I have a hard time concentrating on snippets more than one or two words long.

3 comments:

Randy Reichardt said...

I want to comment, but my concentration is limited. How about them Blue Jays?

Seriously, I don't think Gorman has a point. And what Atlantic Monthly has done may look like embedded hyperlinks, but function as a group of sidebars, if anything.

I can still lay in bed at night and read a book, and not close it after a few paragraphs... :-)

John Dupuis said...

Randy, actually I don't think Gorman has a point either (as evidenced by my Gorman -related post on Feb 25. I can still read a whole book, fiction or non, but I have to admit that my patience for academese has actually diminished over te years, as has my ability to spell. On the other hand, I couldn't resist taking a (small & self-deprecating) jab at a blogger who admits to Gorman's Disease.

John Dupuis said...

Oh, and how about them Expos.