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Old 05-04-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default For fans of usage guides

A good essay on the usefulness of guides to English usage by a programmer, no less, found at Tom Moertel’s web log: “A coder’s guide to usage guides (and why you ought to use one” (dated 7/19/06).

On the strength of his comments, I just sent off for a copy of Garner’s Modern American Usage, a book he recommends. I will let you know what I think when I see it.

Moertel also has a nice entry on coffee, another one of my pet topics. Most of the rest of his blog gets pretty technical, but he also has entries on photography, food, and rants, though they were not especially compelling. But he obviously has a ranging sort of mind.

   
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