Hello, everyone! Here are a couple of administrative notices. First: I’m filling in as editor while Dan Eldridge is on vacation for a week. I hope Dan enjoys his vacation, and I will do my best to make sure there will still be a blog when he gets back! Second: I will again be attending [...]
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You may have noticed I haven’t posted anything at The Digital Reader lately. It was a fun run, but sometimes things just don’t work out. Fortunately, Dan Eldridge was kind enough to extend an offer to me to write here again, and I’m happy to be back where I was for six years before leaving. [...]
Scores of our generation's most celebrated authors have famously waxed poetic about the joys of using the original 20-volume "Oxford English Dictionary." David Foster Wallace, for instance, had a well-documented obsession with the OED. Simon Winchester wrote not one, but two nonfiction books about the dictionary's history. Even J.R.R. Tolkien, who briefly worked on the OED (he was assigned to the letter "W"), spoke fondly of his time there.But the simple fact is this: When I need to know the correct spelling of, say, "onomatopoeia," or "conscientious" or "hierarchy," there's a decent chance I'll be heading straight to Dictionary.com.
Well, it’s been fun, but I’ve just made my last post to TeleRead as a regular contributor. Starting tomorrow, I’m moving to The Digital Reader, to write for my friend Nate Hoffelder. It’s important to note that there are no hard feelings between me and NAPCO or new editor-in-chief Dan Eldridge, who I’m confident will [...]
Hello TeleRead readers—allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dan Eldridge, and I’m both pleased and honored to announce that as of today, and for the foreseeable future, I’ll be acting as TeleRead.com’s editor-in-chief. As many of you are undoubtedly already aware, TeleRead’s previous editor, the inimitable Paul Biba, resigned from his position early last week in order to pursue other opportunities. A cross-country motorcycle tour is apparently in Biba’s future, and frankly, we can’t think of a better reason to break the proverbial shackles of a non-stop, round-the-clock blogging gig such as this one. In fact, all