I’ve long been of the opinion that print media still has a place in the online world that we live in, if for no other reason than the fact that the longer release cycles allow for a higher standard; peer reviews and editors act as a sort of filtering.
Not that I’m the king of grammar, but I have come to expect print media to have been read by many editors prior to being released. In online communications, where the pace is much faster, I have come to expect grammar errors to sneak in. I often go back and read something that I’ve typed later on and see the most boneheaded mistakes that make me wonder what I was thinking, yet I feel excused in that I was focusing more on the content than the presentation. Print media, on the other hand, must focus on presentation, otherwise why does it exist?
I was disappointed to look at the mail pile today and see this:
If print media allows this advantage slip away, what is left for them?
Murphy says that I probably made a really stupid mistake in this posting. 🙂