The Wave of the Future is… Reduced Functionality?

A recent article of mine was accepted (hurray!), and when I received the proofs, the email included a very strange apologia for replacing page numbers with meaningless hash strings: (Identifying information has been obscured to protect the guilty.) [Journal name] now uses [electronic codes] instead of page numbers. The use of [electronic codes] supports [the publisher]’s transition … More The Wave of the Future is… Reduced Functionality?