Some authors include hyperlinks embedded in the text to help the reader access more information. An example is the perception essay at http://ethericstudies.org/concepts/perception.htm
As a reader, do you follow such reading aids? Do you think they are useful or just in the way?
What I had in mind is whether or not hyperlinks are useful in eBooks. The Amazon eBook reader, for instance, is designed to read a novel and attempting to follow an internal link in the book pretty much scrambles the reader's sense of where the reader is. I find using my Kindle for reading technical material is just irritating.
There are a number of apps that support internal navigation, but one must go back and forth. For instance, I have a diagram that is referred to in many parts of an eBook. I have the option of putting it in the book once, or each time it is referred to.
I use an extensive glossary of terms because the applied definition for many of the terms will be unfamiliar to the reader. Potentially, that is a lot of hyperlinks.
As I have done in this forum, I offer website address for many of the references. Again, more hyperlinks.
So my question is, do people like having hyperlinks to supporting material, or do they ever bother to follow them?