Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Chicago Manual of Style Breaking Paper Shackles

The University of Chicago Press will begin offering an online version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

I'm sure most of you could care less about this, but in my line of work, it's pretty exciting news. I've used the Chicago Manual of Style for many, many projects over the years (the 14th edition), and it is one of the most comprehensive style guides available anywhere. Making this move now, even so many years into the Internet era, positions it to become a more obvious choice in dictating online style.

Maybe, just maybe, we can soon all say goodbye to AP Style, which bases its guidance on issues that haven't been current in almost half a century before the advent of these computers, much less the Interweb.

NP: "Eloise" - The Damned

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