Sat Mar, 24 2007
A Note On Notes
I would commend to this post Chuck Zerby's little (150 pages) 2002 book, "The Devil's Details -- A History of Footnotes*".
I say: there are two kinds of people in the world; those who put up with end-notes, and all sensible people.
("*Being a concise and definitive account of the footnote from its murky birth to its fertile middle years to its endangered present, beset as it is by careless writers and indifferent editors and thoughtless readers and penny-pinching publishers; an account, moreover, enhanced by copious documentation, enlightened by countless quotations from wise councilors, lightened by many passages of delightful humor, and yet entirely unafraid of either controversy or sex.")