Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Footnotes v. Endnotes

You should only use endnotes if all the notes are really boring. If even some of the notes are sufficiently interesting that the reader will want to see them en passant, they should be footnotes.

Bart Ehrman is the offender of the moment, but I think Jared Diamond also screwed this up.

I guess you could also have (unnumbered, interesting) footnotes and (numbered, boring) endnotes.


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