“This, is an unsettling trend,” columnist William Sa,fire, told reporters. “We’re seeing a collapse of the grammatical rules that have, held, the English language, together for, centuries.”
—“Commas, Turning Up, Everywhere,” The Onion
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the single most valuable—productivity boosting—feature that an ereader platform could add would be a complete and open API for bookmarks, highlights, and notes. If I could have all of my highlights and notes automatically sync—marked up and tagged—to my Simplenote account, that would trump any design feature or widget ereader vendors can possibly think of. —Baldur Bjarnason
@pkay225 puts it another way: Me: should books be culturally privileged? Audience *crickets* Me: who has had their life changed by a book? Audience *all hands go up*
@crankykramer plays the dozens: Yo mama's so old she thinks CMS stands for Chicago Manual of Style.
@Ted_Underwood, 2 tweets: Wrote on board: "read intro to p. xxvii, story to p. 43." Students: "wait, do we read to page 27 or page 43?" Revealing that they still understand roman numerals ... but *not* necessarily the conventions of the printed codex ...
Fun fact: many of the most influential people in ebooks today outright reject the idea that design makes a substantial contribution to a book’s meaning. —Baldur Bjarnason
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