The natural instinct for a person reading printed text is to write in the margin. This leaves a permanent record of the reader's impressions. Marginalia, however, only appears in the reader's copy of the text; no one else has access to that information. An annotation system connected to a public document, on the other hand, facilitates the process of both intellectual commentary and public dialogue. This is one of the apparent benefits of networking information.
Annotation Form Interface

          Your name: 
     E-Mail address: 
 Annotation Subject: 
        Related URL: