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Subject:Re: Upgrading the classics From:Ad absurdum per aspera <JTCHEW -at- LBL -dot- GOV> Date:Thu, 28 Oct 1993 17:50:36 GMT
> Perhaps the critic believes that the influences of language are too
> important to be endangered by casual paraphrasing and careless spelling.
For better or worse, the Internet tends to be different from
other written media: less formal, given to a shoot-from-the-hip
dynamic. Thus it's full of dry brush whenever a flame war begins
about the importance of spelling. Let him who has never made a
spelling or grammar mistake throw the first lit cigarette out
the car window.
"The pallid pimp of the dead-line/The enervate of the pen" -Robert Service