blog postsWikipedia: write first, ask questions laterMar 18, 2010 6:30 pm3451 views Admit it, we all use Wikipedia. The collaborative online encyclopedia is often the first place we go when we want to know a fact, a date, a name, an event. We don't even have to seek out Wikipedia: in many cases it's the top site returned when we google that fact, date, name, or event. But as much as we've come to rely on it, Wikipedia is also the online source whose reliability we most often question or ridicule.Should everybody write? Or is there enough junk on the internet already?Mar 8, 2010 11:15 pm3332 views "Should everybody write?" That's the question to ask when looking at the cyberjunk permeating the World Wide Web. The earlier technologies of the pen, the printing press, and the typewriter, all expanded the authors club, whose members create text rather than just copying it. The computer has expanded opportunities for writers too, only faster, and in greater numbers. More writers means more ideas, more to read. What could be more democratic? More energizing and liberating? But some critics find the glut of internet prose obnoxious, scary, even dangerous. They see too many people, with too little talent, writing about too many things.Who cares about National Grammar Day? Or is it whom?Mar 3, 2010 6:00 pm7790 views It’s National Grammar Day, and the number of grammarians are filing first-time unemployment claims is growing.