Re: Perfect style manual

Subject: Re: Perfect style manual
From: Andreas Ramos <andreas -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 1994 17:05:41 -0800

A rule book for writing? Isn't the point of writing to be creative?
There's so many different ways to write, to get information across in
different ways, to different readers. A "end-all" rule book? Would one
use academic citations standards on a TIME magazine article? No way.

Andreas Ramos
Sacramento, California | Tlf:(916)448-8756 | andreas -at- netcom -dot- com

On Tue, 1 Mar 1994, Randy Allen Harris wrote in reply to:
> >I would like the Net's opinions on the Do-All-And-End-All style guide and/or
> >reference manual for writers.

> There ain't none, and couldn't be unless English froze in its tracks
> tomorrow, and it would still take ten years, unheard-of cooperation, and a
> lot of coffee to produce it.

> -------======= * =======-------
> Randy Allen Harris
> raha -at- watarts -dot- uwaterloo -dot- ca

> Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Department of English, University of
> Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1, CANADA; 519 885-1211, x5362; FAX: 519 884-8995

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