Worse than books

September 10, 2012

Recently I ran across a PDF that’s been presented in a way that makes me doubt that extraterrestrial lifeforms would find intelligent life on earth.

I’m talking about the page–flip–effect. You actually have to grab a corner of the page and drag to the left to get to the next one. You know, like you have to do with a real book, only worse.

It sure is a good programming experiment and exercise, but if you want your content to be read, why make it harder? People know how to scroll.

The only worse thing would be a smartphone that makes you use a digital rotary dialplate.

(Oh I see this already has been done, good that it is only an app)