A Modest Proposal
Since introducing Kindle, the wireless e-book reader, it seems that online book-seller Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com. 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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