A simple solution for including hyperlinks without undermining focus.
Digital documents that help readers focus are the ones that we're most likely to remember. Those that send us scampering around the web will be more easily forgotten.
The obstacles of indoor navigation, "Moneyball" for software engineers, and a call for hyperlinking restraint.
This week on O'Reilly: Nick Farina explained why smartphones have yet to crack the indoor navigation problem, we explored the relationship between "Moneyball" and software engineering, and Pete Meyers looked at the pros and cons of links in ebooks.
Ebook hyperlinks don't always lead to a smooth reading experience.
Ebook producers must decide if the destinations behind embedded links are worth the disruptions they might cause.
In what many of us thought was a slightly bizarre case, the New York Times Co. has settled with GateHouse Media in a suit attempting to cease the automated aggregation of Gatehouse content on Boston.com's affiliated properties (Boston.com is owned by the Times Co.). It is not clear why the settlement was reached, since precedence was on the side…
Seth Godin weighs in with random thoughts on the Kindle, including: The Kindle does a fine job of being a book reader, and a horrible job of actually improving the act of reading a book. Godin says the Kindle reading experience — particularly with non-fiction titles — would benefit from reader recommendations, Digg-style voting, and hyperlinks. The post also…
The changing nature of book content means publishers need to develop material that meshes with digital platforms, rather than replicating book experience in a digital realm.