04 September 2008

A Note on Style

As a recent article from Slate explains, the average person reads content displayed on a computer screen in a manner quite different from how he or she reads words on a printed page. In particular, online readers tend to lose interest—and therefore navigate away from—pages with long paragraphs, little white space, and text that spans more than one screen.

Thus, unlike articles destined for print, entries on MachiavelliBlog liberally use:
MachiavelliBlog also strives to use simple prose. It shuns six-dollar words, abhors jargon, and rejects complex sentences. It believes that if you cannot explain your idea to a child, you do not fully understand it yourself. Should MachiavelliBlog ever violate these precepts, please flush out its hypocrisy in a comment.

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