A day late for his would-be 51st birthday it’s probably time I finally blog about my treatment of David Foster Wallace’s Host. The detailed explanation is available on site but wrapped up in the project is a long-held affection for Wallace, a curiosity about the still underexplored possibilities for long-form text on the internet and a desire to just try some stuff.
There are four different footnote options to explore and I’d love to hear peoples’ thoughts on their favorites, their most hated, or an option they would have liked to see instead.
Someday there’ll be a longer post on skeumorphism, footnotes vs. hyperlinks, physical vs. digital possibilities, and maybe content geography, but, for now, this.
If you are interested in web design or DFW or (especially) web design AND DFW, Grant Custer’s experiments in annotating the essay “Host” is ripe for your eyes. What better way to spend your lunch hour?
For all our people who are into skeumorphism, footnotes vs. hyperlinks, physical vs. digital possibilities, and maybe content geography… with love on a Friday at lunch!