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A Whole Lot of Tools for Writers

Tools: they’re what separate us, as humans, from wild beasts. Sure, an ape might be able to dig into an ant mound with a stick, and a scientist might point to that primate and say he or she is using a “tool.” But we humans are the only ones using jackhammers. Writers, specifically, have more […]

“The World’s Best Grammar Checker”

While I was writing an e-mail yesterday, I was struck by how far automated proofreaders have come. When I typed the proper noun “Obi Wan Kenobi,” which is a character from the Star Wars movie saga, the spell checker recognized it—that is, the spell checker on Microsoft’s Outlook did not underline the name in red […]