I'm standing, I'm afraid, by my original decision not to reference your
As regards the problem you perceived, of "missing or incomplete" references
in the recent edition of JM, we seem to have agreed that your own piece was
problematic in this regard. More generally, I would like to defend my record
on citations. My biography, as just one example, contains over 2,000
references, many more than most comparable works.
I very much share, in sum, your concern about sloppy citation habits in the
Vernian world, believing the aim should be to provide accurate, concise,
unobtrusive, relevant and usable information to the reader, rather than
display partisan rivalries, mark out chasses gardées or pursue ideological
or methodological biases.
Received on Sun 15 May 2011 - 10:20:43 IDT