Mar 14, 2012 @ 04:00:00 pm
Christopher Walken, audiobook reader for "Where the Wild Things Are."
Consider the interrobang. When ad executive Martin Speckter debuted the half question mark-half exclamation point in 1962, the punctuation point earned write-ups in the Wall Street Journal and Time, and was canonized in several American dictionaries. And then it disappeared. The Millions met up with Speckter’s widow to discuss its rise and fall in popularity, and address the question—what happened to the interrobang‽
There’s no point in finishing bad books, but should we feel obligated to finish good ones?
“The Internet,” Harper’s publisher John MacArthur claims in an op-ed, is basically “a gigantic Xerox machine (albeit with inhuman ‘memory’), and [so poses] the same old threat to copyright and to the livelihoods of writers and publishers alike.” Well, not exactly... Alexis Madrigal responds.
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