Re: Anyone can write - just ask the pros

Subject: Re: Anyone can write - just ask the pros
From: "Vince A." <vjasubs -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:14:49 +1100

In an (imaginary) mathematicians discussion list, this topic has the
subject : "Anyone can do math, just ask writers"

:-)


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Oct 2011 18:31:06 -0400, William Sherman
> <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> "The 96 meter (yards) high clock tower of the Houses of Parliament "
>> ...
>> Not only did the writer equate meters to yards, the editor obviously
>> allowed it.
>
> Saw one the other day where a gratuitous conversion for the
> Fahrenheit-impaired was provided:
>
> "... at -35F (-1.7C) ..."
>
> The faulty algorithm was of course:
> 1. Ignore but remember the sign.
> 2. Convert to Celsius.
> 3. Restore the sign.
>
> The writer of the piece is fortunate that I cannot remember where I found
> it. Or perhaps unfortunate that I cannot supply him a correction.
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References:
Anyone can write - just ask the pros: From: William Sherman
Re: Anyone can write - just ask the pros: From: Peter Neilson

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