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It's the 50th anniversary of Strunk & White, The Elements of Style. It's been re-released, and there's some counter views right here....

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... and-white/

It might be time to move on.......

To what? Name another book that covers so much ground so succinctly and so clearly in a way that sticks in the minds of its readers for a lifetime.

Sure, the book is old fashioned. No matter how you update it, it will always be an artifact of its time. But its core lessons are golden.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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The article was interesting, as it's a few very fine young writers with alternative takes on the classic. I don't think any of the contributors were thoroughly dissing the sacred rules, but they made some valid points on style, what it means in writing, and it's intersection with the present.

Everything is new again, sooner or later.

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