Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

Laura Miller on the Nature of Writing and Linking

All of us may now swim in a vast ocean of interlocking data nuggets, but people can still only read one word at a time, and putting the best words (and the best ideas) in the best order remains the essence of the writer’s craft.

Laura Miller’s got some very convincing ideas about reading, writing, and linking. Instead of the standard practice of embedding citation links throughout her essays, she’s putting them at the end.  I like all of what she says, most of all how the practice helps her to be a better writer.


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