Here’s how a change of word can alter the nuance of a sentence. In an Economist Intelligent Unit briefing titled “Cracking down on dissent“, there is this sentence: With the Chinese economy facing the worst slowdown in two decades, paranoia about massive social unrest is mushrooming among Chinese leaders. The above sentence is obviously written… Read More »
It’s amazing how people will bend over backwards to kiss Oprah Winfrey’s behind and hang on her every word. Love for Oprah smacks of deification, except in this case, her worshippers got duped (again) along with their idol when Herman Rosenblat, author of Angel at the Fence: The True Story of a Love that Survived,… Read More »
From The Economist:Both the chairman and chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent resigned as it reported its sixth consecutive quarterly net loss. The merger in 2006 of France’s Alcatel and America’s Lucent formed one of the world’s biggest suppliers of telecoms infrastructure. Since then its market value has fallen by half, thanks to difficulties with integrating the… Read More »
In her article, “Fox In Yahoo!’s Henhouse“, Wendy Tanaka of Forbes wrote: “Icahn will have help in getting a Microsoft deal done. As part of his settlement with Yahoo!, two of his cronies will also get seats on the board.” Regardless of your opinion of Carl Icahn, I find it odd that a reporter for… Read More »
A story on Hulu in FORTUNE magazine (“A New Way to Watch TV“, March 17) showed how an awkward sentence construction makes difficult reading. Quote:The drama surrounding Hulu’s launch heated up last August when NBC abruptly pulled its content off the Apple iTunes store – where NBC shows like The Office and 30 Rock had… Read More »
What’s wrong with this trash mag? A C/Net blogger recently ripped apart a piece by its guest columnist, Roger Kay, who took potshots at Apple. With this kind of biased journalism, it’s no wonder BusinessWeek’s reputation is going down faster than a falling satellite. Ha Ha Ha Pardon me. Related post:How not to conduct an… Read More »
I wonder if it could have been rewritten to avoid misinterpretation: Vonn aims for career downhill record Vonn Breaks US Career Downhill Record Related post:Writing headlines Technorati Tags: writing headlines misinterpretation Help spread the word!
Story: Toshiba Concedes Defeat in the DVD Battle Quote:In a pitched two-year battle, Sony and Toshiba tried to woo Hollywood studios to release movies in their formats and to persuade computer and game console makers to use their disc drives. The struggle was reminiscent of the 1980s battle between the VHS format of Matsushita and… Read More »
Especially for Valentine’s Day, I have uploaded the second part of my not-so-romantic fiction story. Related posts:10 signs that it’s love10 signs it’s lust10 signs he loves you more10 signs you love him more Technorati Tags: fiction last confession Valentine’s Day serial killer Help spread the word!
Tired of sending (and receiving) greeting cards that promote the notion of unwavering and everlasting love? For the upcoming Valentine’s Day, snag a brutally honest card to tell your loved one how you really felt the last time he/she turned up half an hour late for your date. Yes, no more sugar-coated messages about how… Read More »