||[Jun. 15th, 2007|02:05 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Oh dear. Fopp has a sale on, and I am weak.|
We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor £5
The Style Council - The Collection £3
The Monkees - The Platinum Collection Volume 2 £3
Adam Ant Remastered 7 disc box set £15
National Lampoon's Animal House DVD £3
Gah, and this was only the little Covent Garden branch. Must not12 go to the big TCR branch.
2Books that put the footnotes at the back mixed in with the bibliography are really annoying aren't they? Not only do you have to keep flipping backwards and forwards to keep up with the interesting little bits that didn't justify inclusion in the main text - and I love them, books with lots of footnotes are fab - but most of the times, it's not even a proper footnote, it's just the name of another book. Rub!
Yeah, I need the new Pet Shop Boys deffo
AND THE REST
Those aren't footnotes; they're endnotes. Fix your problem by reading all the endnotes for each chapter before the chapter itself--that way, you approach the chapter with all the interesting background knowledge. Look, I'm not going to be here forever to solve all your problems for you.
Good job my lunch break is over and I cannot rush out to buy Monkees CDs!
Endnotes: my distinct impression is that publishers prefer to do it that way because it's less expensive and involves less editorial hassle than setting footnotes (or used to be, anyway).
Argh, gubbins, I have to walk past TCR Fopp in about two hours time. Must. Resist. Temptation.
Still, I'd easily pay £20 for 'With Love & Squalor'. You've got yourself a bargain there, sir.
If you give me £15 I will give you 1x copy of 'With Love & Squalor'...
Er wait, that's not quite right. £20! In my mind I was leaping ahead already to the £15 profit I would be making if you were fool enough to fall for this CUNNING PLANG!
No thanks, I already have a copy. I was merely suggesting a hypothetical situation of an imaginary world in which CDs are priced according to how splendid they are.
What do you think I am, a Cash Cow? (hur hur, Pun Of The Day)
Although I take yr point re foot/endnotes and the fascinating bonus information that may be imparted vs mere boring citations of quoted texts, pls to be aware that citations are in fact proper and indeed pretty standard use of foot/endnotes. Having said which, they are rub and frustrating. I am 1x big fan of digression, so I greatly prefer footnotes to endnotes.
I therefore propose footnotes contains fascinating extra information, and endnotes are used solely for boring citations and references.
Who are you arguing with here? I agree with all you say; I merely believe that the citations should not be mixed up with the interesting footnotes.
I am happy to argue with myself if that's what it takes![insert inappropriate number of exclamation marks]!
Yes, I'm having to do that in my Indira Ghandi bography amongst others.
The Adam Ant boxset is the best 15 quid you will ever spend! Worth it for "Good Sex Rumples The Clothing" alone.