“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, July 12, 2013

Indexing Hyperobjects

The trick with indexing is not to be a control freak. If you try to index everything, you end up with an unworkable index that approaches the size of the book itself. I think I did all right. It's actually quite a nice thing to do, somewhat like getting the dandruff off your lapels on a suit. You want to attend the funeral for your book in a suit without dandruff.

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