The electronic format of the Ontario Reports is the worst of both the print and electronic worlds; it is dreadful. I cannot read the “two-page” format as the print is too small and, if I go to the single-page format with the type at a size I can actually read, I can’t go from the bottom of one page to the top of the next. My effort to contact the electronic publisher, not LexisNexis, to get its help was ignored.
As I have mentioned before on Slaw, we now desperately need some real effort to be made to deal with the transition from the world of the physical book to the electronic presentation of the information that used to be in books. The electronic O.R.’s are a vivid example that one can’t simply reproduce the look of a book, publish it electronically and expect it to be read like a book.
Those who publish electronically (and those who print the labels on shampoo, conditioner, etc., bottles in hotels) should remember that one of two things is certain: either you will reach my age (with its attendant infirmities) or you will be dead.