01 December 2010

Kindle and page numbers

Sarah Lacey writes on the limitations of Kindle's page numbering and footnotes (each Kindle 'page' has a location, allowing for the expansion or reduction of text size and consequent variable spread across screens. Locations are citable, but are still relatively exclusive, and don't make for the standard referencing format that Lacey seeks). The comments aren't sympathetic, reminding her that even in printed texts, page numbers aren't consistent across editions. Could Steven Johnson's proposal of a url for each page eventually help?

[via John Naughton]

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