Originally Posted by lilac_jive
Why didn't they just do page numbers? The dots seem ridiculous to me.
Well then... Anyway... the Kindle uses the dot's as a quick visual indicator and the locations (rather than page numbers) for exact positioning which is consistent no matter what font size you are using.
The dots on the home page give you a good visual indicator of the relative size of the ebook and the position of your last read page.
It actually works very well... even if you think it is ridiculous.