A presentation that sticks to the conventions of objective delivery of information wears an armor. This choppy essay has little by way of armor, perhaps some lame excuses.
I enjoyed working on it, intensively. (Worked intensively? Enjoyed intensively?) I do not think about explanation of method as a substitute for applied work. I certainly cannot provide anywhere near the detailed information found in numerous manuals of writing and style. There are also sources available on the internet, plus style sheets of different academic periodicals and presses. Why, then, have I spent time on this project?
Look at this endeavor as a way of discussing the relationship between method and purpose. What is the basis of our expectation of consistency in style, lettering, wording, and ordering of information? Perhaps we need to raise the question-develop awareness--before we reiterate commitment to existing practice.
Options exist, and searching for new answers may lead to creative solutions. We may come to appreciate what convention has to offer and still search for alternatives. We are in a hurry to go somewhere, but where are we going?
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