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Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age

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Now thoroughly updated and available in paperback--the wickedly fun, indispensable guide to surviving the idiosyncrasies of cyberspeak. "More than a stylebook, (it's) also a guide to, or justification... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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An outstanding e-reference

This is one of my all-time favorite style guides. Compact, up-to-date, informational yet fun to read. Wired Style answers questions that apparently never occurred to Strunk and White (or to Chicago Manual of Style). The answers are not as prescriptive as those in some style guides, but are written more like "guides" that reveal the thought processes behind the suggestions.

Valuable resource

There is often a debate on how to treat a tech word like email. Should we be like AP or the way the digital press speaks? I found this a great compendium of latest logic in the lexicon of technology. Additionally, the editors are self-deprecating enough to suggest that the standard will likely change -- standby.

Great reference manual

As an editor of an online publication, I find myself picking up Wired Style again and again. It has great definitions for terms that frequently come up. Want to know what open source is? Or asynchronous transfer mode? There's also cute stuff in there, like who coined the word nerd (Dr. Seuss). I'm not sure I would pick this book up just to read, but if you're in a position where you need to look up terms quickly, this is the best out there in the high-tech arena.

Great reference manual

As an editor of an online publication, I find myself picking up Wired Style again and again. It has great definitions for terms that frequently come up. Want to know what open source is? Or asynchronous transfer mode? There's also cute stuff in there, like who coined the word nerd (Dr. Seuss). I'm not sure I would pick this book up just to read, but if you're in a position where you need to look up terms quickly, this is the best out there in the high-tech arena.

A Must for Cyber Writter

For the ignorant of cyber culture this book will introduce a basic concept of smart and honest writting procedure in the Literature of the Digital Era. For the Wired magazine readers, it increase our sentimental-loving feeling of cyber culture. For the geeks, be proud of yourselves, geeks ruled. For writter of the 21st century, this book is a-must. The best thing about this book, there is always an update on the expansion of WiredStyle writting (the book called it WiredStyle 2.0), which is located in http://www.wiredstyle.com
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