Saturday, January 24, 2009


People the world over were captivated by the inauguration of President Obama. The Boston Globe did a fantastic job of capturing the range of emotions of this momentous occasion. Revisit history, with 48 amazing photos and more than 3,000 posts.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Simple pleasures

When it comes to conveying information--whether about a product, service, or institution--there are many stops along the spectrum of complex to really simple. Some writers aim for an intellectual approach that often turns into densely written prose that's guilty of MEGO (making "my eyes glaze over"). Others mistake "simple" for simpletons in the audience. And sometimes, communicators get it right--and funny.
  • View this "plain english" explanation of new release distribution on PRWeb.
  • Or this recruitment video for Post University.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Remember when type mattered?

If you know the difference between serif and sans-serif typefaces, you'll probably get a kick out of watching this Font Conference.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Simple English is anything but

You can't rely on spell checkers to catch every misstake--I mean, mistake. How many times have you written "to" for too (or two). It can be hard to remember all those spelling rules and lists you learned in every now and then I'll peak (I mean "peek") at sites like these:
And, just for fun: