Thursday, April 12, 2007

Strunk and White for the 21st Century?

Anyone who spends any significant time reading and sending e-mail (and most writers I know these days fall under that description) will appreciate Nick Paumgarten's "Elements of E-Style" Talk of the Town piece in the latest New Yorker. It certainly got me interested in Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home, the book at its center, co-authored by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe.

That's not to say you'll necessarily agree with all the precepts enumerated in the article. But given Paumgarten's excellent writing, chances are you'll enjoy it.

2 comments:

SusanW said...

I read the New Yorker article. Very nice!

I plan to look for the book, too.

Erika Dreifus said...

Glad to hear it, Susan. Thanks for your comment!