It irks me when people say that they’ve put end notes in a book to make it “more accessible” or “less intimidating.” This end note apologetic is lame and nonsensical. What exactly is intimidating about footnotes? They’re words! You’re reading words in the main text, right? Why should more words in a footnote intimidate you or make the book less accessible? And what does that mean anyway? As if the presence of footnotes make a book harder to open or something like that. Nonsense I say, nonsense!