I'd like to write a glossary at the end of my IT-book. Well, that's easy. But my problem is the navigation.
If I use footnotes, Kindle is able to jump back to the original position after reading the footnote.
I can also insert a link to the glossary entry. That's easy, but how can the reader jump back to the original position?
The problem is that there are more than one positions where I'd like to jump to the same glossary entry.
So Kindle doesn't know where I come from (well, it could know but I assume it doesn't).
Well, one could treat it as a footnote the first time it appears. If the reader can't remember the definition, there's something wrong with it (i.e., the reader) or perhaps the writer. In the past few years I've noticed a proliferation of unneeded acronyms (henceforth PUA) in turgidly written bureaucratic prose (henceforth TWBP).
Well, one could treat it as a footnote the first time it appears. If the reader can't remember the definition, there's something wrong with it
I think it's not that easy. It's not just a definition, it's more like a short explanation in my glossary.
New IT stuff, expecially texts about programming, is sometimes hard to remember, so you need to reread again.