Wednesday linkfest

Here are this week’s links:

  • How the spaceship got its shape – All innovations someone fought for over years are taken for-granted when they succeed. If ever you’ve thought space travel was cool, you owe it to yourself to read this article.

2 Responses to “Wednesday linkfest”

  1. Mike Nitabach

    That NY Times piece on speaking versus writing is worthless. Yeah, even though they both involve language, speaking and writing are very different. Beyond that blazingly obvious truism and a bunch of boring analogies, the article provides absolutely no insight whatsoever into *how* writing and speaking differ.

  2. Scott Berkun

    Mike: I can’t counter that argument, but somehow I still enjoyed it. I liked some of the analogies, and thus liked the piece more than I was annoyed by it’s limitations.

    I guess I’ve had that experience of someone who read one of my books and loved it is entirely disappointed when they actually meet me. There’s a clarity to written language, or a power in reading a book, that few writers can provide in real life, and somehow since my name is on the cover they expect me to be like the voice of the book all the time.

    Perhaps that perspective, one the writer (Krystal) mentions. is why I liked it more than you did.


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