The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

The devil is in the details: indexes versus Amazon’s X-Ray

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2012), 30, (1), 11–16.

Abstract

The X-Ray feature available on new editions of Amazon’s ereaders could be viewed as a replacement for an index. Comparisons of the details available to readers in X-Ray and in a traditional index show that X-Ray is missing a lot of valuable information, and does not show us, as Amazon claims, ‘the bones of the book.’

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Wright, Jan