Good Names

Imagine a door with an unusual handle. The handle is five feet off the ground and rotates upwards to open the door. The door has no lock. Is this a good door design? Sorry. That’s not an answerable question. The purpose of almost every door is to prevent something from going through it without preventing…

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A Book By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

As you might have gathered from my previous posts on the subject, I occasionally edit technical books as a hobby. It’s nice having a hobby that pays money instead of costing money. And I always learn something from every book. Many years ago, on one of my first editing gigs, the editor asked me my…

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