The subtext of sub-text

15 June 2010

Dave Winer wants to present text that suits skim-readers by folding away extraneous detail. If you look at the example that Winer presents, it's hard to get away from the thought that, although it looks workable at first glance, he has basically reinvented the footnote. And in such a way that the writing become unnecessarily clogged up with footnotes.