When I highlight the text in a PDF, I’m only using a fraction of what the 1980s-era supercomputer in my laptop (or iPad, for that matter) can do. Why not use r-Apache or another solution to allow me to directly interact with the models in the text? Why not provide an animated or multi-dimensional representation of the data? Why not have deeply embedded links to archival documents (something I’ve tried to do in my own working papers) so that readers can browse the entirety of the memoranda I’m citing? Why not, in other words, have “journal” “articles” that work more like … the Web?
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