Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Getting Past “Good Enough” eBooks

Getting Past “Good Enough” eBooks: Liza Daly | Digital Book World

Now I have a Kindle I'm noticing the same kind of things, but I have to shake my head - this stuff is so basic!

Another example is that section headings frequently show up at the very bottom of the page. We were fixing this problem in nroff 30 years ago!

Of course, software is no better, people keep making the same mistakes we've known were bad for decades.

1 comment:

Larry Reid said...

For the young out there, nroff was a text formatter (early word processor) that could run on a minicomputer of its day, which might have had 64K of RAM, and served 20-30 simultaneous users.