Re: Using capital letters

Subject: Re: Using capital letters
From: "Tamminga, Ernie" <et -at- DSC -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 16:21:02 -0700

Read Thomas Pynchon's new novel ("Mason and Dixon"), where he follows
that writing style.
Takes getting used to in its quaintness, but becomes kind of endearing
(or something).

I still won't use that style in technical manuals...
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Ernie Tamminga
Director, InfoEngineering
Digital Sound Corporation
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Opinions expressed are my own, and not necessarily those of Digital
Sound Corporation

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Wayne Douglass [SMTP:wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM]
>Sent: Friday, August 08, 1997 3:03 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: Using capital letters
>
>At 04:18 PM 8/8/97 -0500, Mike Huber wrote:
>>Have them read Ben Franklin's autobiography. That'll cure them of caps!
>>
>I presume we are talking about initial caps here.
>
>FWIW, what seems like excessive capitalization in Ben Franklin's
>autobiography is actually an 18th century publishing convention: all Nouns
>in a Sentence are capitalized, whether they are proper Names or not.
>Modernized texts may or may not follow that convention. I believe the same
>convention is followed today in German language books and magazines.
>
>
>--Wayne
>

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