9780767903721

Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age

ISBN 10: 0767903722 / 0-7679-0372-2
ISBN 13: 9780767903721
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

What do OTOH and ASCII stand for? Should "online" be hyphenated? What exactly is Internet "spam, " anyway? Whether you communicate on the Net or just write about it, you can't escape the quandaries of our new techno-language. A book as revolutionary as the industry it covers, "Wired Style" is a hip, wonderfully practical guide for navigating the informal waters of digital prose. Now totally updated and in a new format, "Wired Style" offers breakthrough essays showing how to "Transcend the Technical, " "Capture the Colloquial, " and "Go Global, " while its comprehensive listings cover geeks' lingo, decode acronyms, and answer all those frequently asked questions. Scoffing at stodgy grammarians, Constance Hale and Jessie Scanlon provide a saucy, entertaining read. Information Age Noah Websters, they have created an indispensable reference guide for our new linguistic frontier.


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"I once had a friend call up and tell me, 'Whosis wants to talk to you about whatsis.' He needed this book."

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"...the strength of Wired Style is that it will provoke many new arguments about the way our language is evolving, whether in speech or on screen."

Times Literary Supplement, 02/06/1998

 
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