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March 19, 2010


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On indexes: I hate to see you propagate the idea that it is too boring for the author to undertake. When done systematically (I found index cards still the best method) it need not consume an inordinate amount of time. The main reason the author should do it, however, is that ONLY HE (or she) is ideally qualified for the task.

Gerard - thanks for the comment. I'm sure you're right, and I certainly agree that the author is the best person to assemble an index (having re-assembled mine myself). But I have to admit that it can be time-consuming. Just the re-doing of my index took my wife and I four days of solid work - not of the particularly enjoyable type!

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