When I wrote the original edition of Myths of Innovation, I asked you folks for ideas to make a book itself innovative. There were some good ideas, some of which made it into the book. A full list of the books referenced can be found here.
One idea I had was the ranked bibliography, shown below, where instead of listing my sources alphabetically, which is useless, I listed them in order of how influential they were in notes. Not many people noticed, but some did:
It’s been a few years since that first post. Two new questions:
- Have you seen books recently that did something clever you wish other books did?
- Are there other little details like the bibliography that you wish books included?
I’m working on the paperback edition now. So the time is good if you have clever ideas I might be able to work in.