I found this part of the introduction amusing, as it reminded me of fanfic that makes the reader memorize a long list of orthographical conventions (/ means speech, * means Ginny's thoughts, ~ means Draco's thoughts, etc). It begins with a list of "easy abbreviations," like
v, ov (of)
before i go farther, it wl b well t give a few points v (ov) information t printers w,hr no "caps" are used.
one line drawn under a word in a manuscript indicates t e typesetter tht e word s t b in italics; two lines mean full face; three lines mean large letters from e lowercase for general headings; a waving line drawn under a word means "spacing"; tht s, an "n" quad t b placed between e letters n two quads between a several words, for e sake v emphasis or attention.
Who says kids today are to blame?