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> Scott

Got to say that I chortled along while reading this review.

Two things to point out:

1 - "Unless, of course, Chaykin meant for Clark Kent to write like a third grader, opposed to the award-winning journalist he is. If that was the case, good work, Howard!"

While not even close to believing that I am (or possibly ever could be) a 'professional' writer, I have to admit that if I tried to write a story about conceptual physics from Einstein's point of view I would end up writing it with only a mediocre understanding/knowledge of physics; looks like CHaykin had a 'similar' problem.

2 - "Things get even worse when you start to actually look at the letters, too. See those little symbols where the apostrophes are supposed to be? Those aren't apostrophes, but denotations of measurements (in this case, feet). See the difference:



It is a common mistake, but not one that should be made in professional publications. Photoshop doesn't automatically change them for you. The letterer has to put a little work into it. It's a pain in the ass, sure. But, they call it work for a reason, folks!"

To play Devil's Advocate here (and I am sure that by now you have noticed that I too have used the ' symbol repeatedly) most people, when writing by hand or using a modern keyboard, make the same 'mistake'. This is further compounded by the fact that the actual apostrophe symbol does't appear as it is meant to (the numner 9 look rather than the slanty line look) on it.

Anyway, like I said, loved the review!




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> It is a common mistake, but not one that should be made in professional publications. Photoshop doesn't automatically change them for you. The letterer has to put a little work into it. It's a pain in the ass, sure. But, they call it work for a reason, folks!"
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> To play Devil's Advocate here (and I am sure that by now you have noticed that I too have used the ' symbol repeatedly) most people, when writing by hand or using a modern keyboard, make the same 'mistake'. This is further compounded by the fact that the actual apostrophe symbol does't appear as it is meant to (the numner 9 look rather than the slanty line look) on it.

Depending on the font you're using, often times you can strike the apostrophe key and get the 'foot mark' symbol anyway. Sort of depends on the level of knowledge of the font maker.

Always fun to read a 2.0 review anyway. Can't wait for a 1 or 0!





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omike015




> While not even close to believing that I am (or possibly ever could be) a 'professional' writer, I have to admit that if I tried to write a story about conceptual physics from Einstein's point of view I would end up writing it with only a mediocre understanding/knowledge of physics; looks like CHaykin had a 'similar' problem.

You are to Einstein as Chaykin is to grammar? That’s either very good for you, or very bad for him.

> To play Devil's Advocate here (and I am sure that by now you have noticed that I too have used the ' symbol repeatedly) most people, when writing by hand or using a modern keyboard, make the same 'mistake'. This is further compounded by the fact that the actual apostrophe symbol does't appear as it is meant to (the numner 9 look rather than the slanty line look) on it.

Right. However, may I assume you’ve never had any design or typography-related classes? One assumes someone working as a professional letterer (graphic designer/illustrator) would have, and should know the difference.

> Anyway, like I said, loved the review!

Thanks. \:\)

omike015
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omike015




> Always fun to read a 2.0 review anyway. Can't wait for a 1 or 0!

As I told Dave, I think two was being generous. \:\-\)

omike015
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Jay Phoenix




> > While not even close to believing that I am (or possibly ever could be) a 'professional' writer, I have to admit that if I tried to write a story about conceptual physics from Einstein's point of view I would end up writing it with only a mediocre understanding/knowledge of physics; looks like CHaykin had a 'similar' problem.
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> You are to Einstein as Chaykin is to grammar? That’s either very good for you, or very bad for him.

... I would go with the latter ;\)

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> > To play Devil's Advocate here (and I am sure that by now you have noticed that I too have used the ' symbol repeatedly) most people, when writing by hand or using a modern keyboard, make the same 'mistake'. This is further compounded by the fact that the actual apostrophe symbol does't appear as it is meant to (the numner 9 look rather than the slanty line look) on it.
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> Right. However, may I assume you’ve never had any design or typography-related classes? One assumes someone working as a professional letterer (graphic designer/illustrator) would have, and should know the difference.

Of course you may assume that. You would, however, be wrong. \:\) I have a degree in art and studied graphic design as well as being an English 'buff'. I know what you mean when you said it would have been correct for him to use an apostrophe instead of a slanty line but I don't make a correlation between him not using it and him/them not knowing the difference.

The fact that modern day usage of apostophes is poor in practice as it is, plus the fact that (as I said) modern keyboards don't even have it available, means that if an apostophe-like symbol is used at all ... and in the right place ;\) ... then that is good enough for me.
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> > Anyway, like I said, loved the review!
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> Thanks. \:\)

Very welcome, keep them coming!

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> omike015
> \:\-\|


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