7 years since tinywords relaunched

Has it really been 7 years since I relaunched tinywords.com? Time flies. I am no longer editing the journal — that job has been ably taken over by Kathe Palka and Peter Newton — but I continue to maintain the technical side of the site, which is now about 16 years old. It is one […]

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Don’t panic

This is what I was searching for about not panicking and not overdoing the outrage. (click through to see Quinn’s whole thread) Let me say something to my friends about the political emotion of the moment… I have spent an unusual portion of my life in mortal danger. — Quinn's internet 👻 (@quinnnorton) November 29, […]

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Blind auditions for comedy writers

Comedian Samantha Bee has a late-night talk show that starts this week. From a recent New York Times story on the show: “The ‘Full Frontal’ producers used a blind submissions process to hire new writers, meaning they did not know the names or backgrounds of the people whose material they were reading.” That’s a great […]

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Locos tacos

This story deserves an award of some kind for business writing. A subject like this calls for just the right mix of completely straight-faced reporting and just a tiny hint of a wink. Plus, of course, a huge love of Doritos. I laughed, and I wept a bit for the outright enthusiasm that Taco Bell’s […]

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