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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.

— Thomas Szasz



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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 12/23/2020

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  12:22 PM

From an email. My linguistic sensibilities tell me that this is an irreversible trend. My editorial sensibilities nonetheless chafe a bit:



See also: To set up is not to setup.

Really the surprise here is the source: the venerable, editorially conservative New Yorker.

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