Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The comma is on its way out....

Wired is a fashion magazine for people who like to imagine they know something about technology. Every five years or so I read it and my prejudices have always been confirmed! It appeals to people who have money to buy-into a digital lifesyle (sic.) but have little understanding of any underlying IT.
Anyhow - in this month's issue I spotted this Nathan Barley style quote:
Commas are a kind of channel noise. You’re not getting to the verb fast enough. Why make us wait? The comma is on its way out. Use small words.
- Bart Kosko, Polymath (apparently).

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