Originally Posted by PhishStyx
I understand your frustration DG, but with hypertexted books now not only possible, but useful, I think this will be on the rise.
Also consider the usefulness of this type of "augmented reading" (taken from the transhumanist term, augmented reality) in the classroom, where a student can immediately look up a potentially confusing reference as he or she is writing a paper without having to go track down 2 or 3 reference books.
In my own case, an RPG book where a term automatically links me to rules covering that case and other references dealing with that situation is potentially incredibly valuable.
I'm not religious, but the ability to buy a Bible with an attached reference wiki would be a massive resource for a religious studies major.
Great response. Thank you.
"Augmented reading" is a nicely turned phrase. But heres the thing.
You are limited to what you can 'research' to what/where the providers decide you need. Thats freakin' scary.
Independent research will soon go the way of the dodo.