Posted in July 2011

The Human Touch

The Human Touch

Back when grade school was called grammar school and the verb form of “text” did not exist, the Sisters of Charity at Immaculate Conception Grammar School in Montclair, New Jersey, took English, the parts of speech and sentence structure very seriously. They taught us why it’s important to avoid dangling modifiers, when an adverb can modify … Continue reading

Change.*

Change.*

Before computers were friendly and usable, the geeks among us loved the asterisk.  Forgotten by most, it shares a flat with number “8” on the northern row of the keyboard.  As a wildcard for filenames, file extensions, and directories, the asterisk was – and still is – a great way to list, find, move, and copy files if … Continue reading