Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age

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Constance Hale, Jessie Scanlon
Broadway Books, 1999 - Computers - 198 pages
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What do OTOH and ASCII stand for? Should "online" be hyphenated? What exactly is Internet "spam, " anyway? Whether you communicate on the Net or just write about it, you can't escape the quandaries of our new techno-language. A book as revolutionary as the industry it covers, "Wired Style" is a hip, wonderfully practical guide for navigating the informal waters of digital prose. Now totally updated and in a new format, "Wired Style" offers breakthrough essays showing how to "Transcend the Technical, " "Capture the Colloquial, " and "Go Global, " while its comprehensive listings cover geeks' lingo, decode acronyms, and answer all those frequently asked questions.

Scoffing at stodgy grammarians, Constance Hale and Jessie Scanlon provide a saucy, entertaining read. Information Age Noah Websters, they have created an indispensable reference guide for our new linguistic frontier.

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I bought this at the height of the Internet boom. It does not add a great deal of value to what is already available in the Chicago and AP Style Guides. Since WIRED is an exemplar of overwrought art ... Read full review

Wired style: principles of English usage in the digital age

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Everyone today is traveling the information superhighway, surfing the net, sending and receiving E-mail, and creating a homepage. Along with the digital revolution come big changes in our language and ... Read full review



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