Indexes - Printed vs. On-line

Subject: Indexes - Printed vs. On-line
From: QMS Account <Robert -dot- Morrisette -at- EBAY -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 1994 10:35:20 +0800

Lori Lathrop said:

. . . . . . BTW, that's where a printed index
outshines an online index. When readers see a printed index, it's easier
for them to see the "big picture" in terms of topic analysis. (Before I
get flamed, let me explain that I'm not saying printed indexes are
necessarily better than online indexes. Both types of indexes are
Why does a printed index "outshine" an on-line index?
My original question that helped start the _Reasons for on-line_ thread
was - why should a printed index be different than an on-line index?
So far, no one has answered this question.

The on-line index can have hypertext links to the page numbers, which
gives you instant access to the reference. Again, why should they be
different, except that one is on paper and one on the screen?

Happy holidays out there.

Bob Morrisette
Consultant to the Star
Robert -dot- Morrisette -at- EBay -dot- Sun -dot- COM

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