On writing.

I remember a quote, attributed to Thornton Jenkins, the original Headmaster of the public high school I attended. I guess they felt calling the Principal a Headmaster would in some way compensate for everything that was wrong with the place. "What a man (today we would say man or woman) knows or what a man thinks is lost if he can not express it through oratory or writing."

Although I usually focus on how computers work and what we can do to make them work more effectively in the future, I recognize the importance of writing to getting our ideas across. Unfortunately, too many of us were taught too many bad "rules" along the way that need to be unlearned. In that light, and as a start, I offer the following: