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Typos: Web and Print

As most of you have seen, every now and then I have typos in my posts or in some other parts of my web site. There is no excuse, but it happens. Having typos in a web site doesn’t seem as tragic (embarrassing yes) as having one in a printed piece, where a reprint can cost you in the thousands of dollars, compared to the $0.00 it takes to fix a web page and upload it.

So the question is: is proof reading less of a priority in web than print?

It shouldn’t be, but the fact that you can make a change immediately makes it an easy step to overlook. You don’t hear many horror stories about typos on the web either, where in print people can lose their job, and their dignity, over a typo.

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PUBLISHED ON Oct.08.2002 BY Armin
steven lyons’s comment is:

Loose as in like shaken loose from a job or actually lose a job? I had to point that one out just because of the post topic. HEHEHE!

Sorry Armin.

On Oct.08.2002 at 09:15 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Damn it! : (at least I have an excuse, English is my second language. It's a lame excuse but it works.

Shaken loose is a good metaphor for losing your job though.


On Oct.08.2002 at 09:18 AM
codeman38’s comment is:

Shameless-- or should that be shameful?-- self-promotion: The Proofreader's Hall of Shame.

And shameless other-than-self-promotion: Human Spell-Check and Grammar Gotchas.

Very amusing for compulsive proofreaders like myself, naturally...

On Oct.17.2002 at 10:25 AM
Armin’s comment is:

"Shameless" because you show no shame. In "shameful" you would be ashamed to post. I think.

Those sites are great for a good laugh. One of my favorites was "kipnapping". You gotta watch those Kips of yours.

On Oct.17.2002 at 05:17 PM
codeman38’s comment is:

Yeah, I know. I was just punning on the fact that my site was named the "Hall of Shame"; that's all. :)

On Oct.18.2002 at 08:46 AM
Armin’s comment is:

>I was just punning on the fact that my site was named the "Hall of Shame"

d'oh! I've missed the last two puns/ironies on some comments. It must be the cold weather.

On Oct.18.2002 at 08:52 AM