Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How do you like to proofread? Hardcopy or e-copy?

The death of print has been greatly exaggerated.  The (truly) paperless office is a myth.  In the future, p-texts will coexist along side e-texts and office workers will find paper to be a superior medium for certain tasks.  Take proofreading, for example.  Do you find it better to proof the screen or a hardcopy?

Over at the Business Writing blog, Lynn Gaertner-Johnson says that for really important jobs, she thinks it's much better to proof a hardcopy instead of a screen.

[Affecting my best Amazing Criswell voice - here too] I predict that in the future, legal skills profs will not teach students about laptops or mobile devices (they'll know more about them than we do).  Instead, my friends, we will teach students about the joys and virtues of p-technology (of which they would not otherwise be exposed). 



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