The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition—William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White

Strunk, William Jr. and E. B. White The Elements of Style Longman 4th edition, 1999 ISBN: 978-0205309023 Buy from Amazon Strunk and White is, and was, aimed at English undergraduate essay writers. It began as a small pamphlet that Strunk wrote, printed himself, and gave to his freshman comp and…

On the Reviewing of Books

[I now] suggest some hard-won guidelines for responsible reviewing. For instance: First, as in Hippocrates, do no harm. Second, never stoop to score a point or bite an ankle. Third, always understand that in this symbiosis, you are the parasite. Fourth, look with an open heart and mind at every…

Law and the Multiverse: Immortality and Copyright

In comic books the issue is not just long-lived or immortal characters like Wolverine, but in fact most characters seem not to age much, and in the rare event they do die they usually don?t stay dead. So the ?life of the creator plus 70 years? ter…

What women want: Gay male romance novels

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/valentines-day/what-women-want-gay-male-r… This quote pretty much says it all. According to m/m author Heidi Cullinan: One of the reasons why more women are ravenous for these books is that they want to read s…

Three Apple Engineers and Three Microsoft Engineers

Three Apple engineers and three Microsoft engineers are traveling by train to a conference. At the station, the three Microsoft engineers each buy tickets and watch as the three Apple engineers buy only a single ticket. “How are three people going…

University of Texas on Fair Use and Copyright

We would all appreciate a clear, crisp answer to that one, but far from clear and crisp, fair use is better described as a shadowy territory whose boundaries are disputed, more so now that it includes cyberspace than ever before. In a way, it’s li…

50 Proofreading Tips

Proofreading tips from here.

Marker Board / White Board Walls

By far the cheapest and easiest epigraphic display is a large whiteboard. And when it comes to whiteboards, you can’t be too big. Using commercial products for do-it-yourself whiteboards from here.

What it costs for a best-selling e-book: $12.99

Contrary to popular belief, the costs of creating an e-book and a hardcover edition are similar. About 10 percent of hardcover costs go to printing, binding and shipping. Publishers set a retail price for an e-book, and selling agents such as Amaz…

Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

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