Re: IBM Style Guide online?

Subject: Re: IBM Style Guide online?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 21:58:56 -0400

Amazing! Every link I can find, even one in the German Wikipedia, goes
the the same useless page. We all just took it for granted, I guess. I
never used it, never more than skimmed it, but took it for granted
regardless.

One reference describes it as being descended directly from the Chicago
Manual of Style. CMOS is always a good tool even if (like the folks at
IBM) you differ with parts of it. Use CMOS as a foundation instead, I
guess, tempered with Microsoft's style manual, and write your own.

Mike McCallister wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> At some point or other, IBM made their style guide available at this
> site:
>
> http://www-3.ibm.com/ibm/easy/eou_ext.nsf/publish/1387/$File/IBM_Style.p
> df
> <http://www-3.ibm.com/ibm/easy/eou_ext.nsf/publish/1387/$File/IBM_Style.
> pdf>
>
> Today, this link points to the IBM Design group front page, and a site
> search does not prove fruitful.
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