All hail the grammar checkers
Posted Nov 7, 2005 17:40 UTC (Mon) by TwoTimeGrime
In reply to: All hail the grammar checkers
Parent article: All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
You may not value your time but don't disparage me because you feel that Slashdot-quality journalism is acceptable on LWN. If someone has something to say then I expect their sentences to be clearly formed so that their ideas can be properly communicated and understood. If the writer can't even take the time to communicate clearly then why should I bother to read the article? I have better things to do than try to figure out what the author was really trying to say. A confusing grammatical error in the first sentence and an irrelevant detour about developers with the "coolest names" doesn't help me understand what he's saying about Liunx application performance.
What's even more disappointing is that O'Reilly is a publisher that I have felt has always published quality books. It's a shame that their editors did such a poor job on this article before it was published.
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