Monday, March 03, 2008

A Modest Proposal

Since introducing Kindle, the wireless e-book reader, it seems that online book-seller is much less likely to offer the "Look Inside This Book" feature that regular users of the site rely upon to locate information. To finish up the Virtualpolitik manuscript, I frequently consulted this tried-and-true look-up tool to find critical phrases or suggestive pieces of text that did not merit a mention in the printed index offered by the publisher. In fact, often I have done this with books that I have already purchased from It seems like it shouldn't be too much to ask to use Amazon's electronic indexing, if you give them your hard-earned money to purchase their books, and yet now regular customers find this feature disappearing from where it was once prominently featured.



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