I’m guilty of the Original Sin of the Internet: mistaking truthiness for truth.
A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has its boots on. —Abraham LincolnShakespeareWinston ChurchillMark Twain
TL;DR: the Internet is full of myth, truth is buried in truthiness, objective reality may itself be a convenient fiction, we are all lost souls wandering in a desert of fabulation and mystery, but Usain Bolt’s coach…
Information related to the 11/29/11 episode of O'Reilly Radar.
Access the script and associated links from the November 29, 2011 edition of O'Reilly Radar. Featuring: Alasdair Allan on ubiquitous computing, access vs. ownership, and Peter Meyers on EPUB3, HTML5 and the Kindle Fire.
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.
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.
We have a massive and growing supply and demand imbalance in the book business. And, as the technologies for creating and distributing books becomes trivial, the supply of books is just going to keep growing exponentially…. How are people going to sift through all these books to find what they want?