Re: Hollow Bullets - Your Thoughts?

Subject: Re: Hollow Bullets - Your Thoughts?
From: Peter Sturgeon <prsturgeon -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, David Dubin <David -dot- Dubin -at- sage -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 08:35:25 -0700 (PDT)

But the role of the bullet or dash or hyphen or whatever vogue mark of punctuation we're pushing right now is not to draw attention to itself, but the following matter.

I find most bullets oppressively dark and attention-grabbing--to themselves, not to what follows. Frankly, I'm all in favour of going back to the hyphen. (I've used the lowly + sign to good effect in the past.)

----- Original Message ----
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>

Since the role of a bullet is primarily to attract attention and
identify elements of a list (while visually separating the graphical
bullet from the actual content), this weakens the effectiveness of
hollows compared with solids.


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