Re: Upgrading the classics

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

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