Naomi S. Baron
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
As we round the millennium, the written word is undergoing major shifts in form and function. Messages that once were delivered orally in person or through carefully phrased formal letters are now dashed off in email with the same abandon with which we jot down grocery lists or leave casual voice mail of the "Hey, call me when you get home" variety.
Naomi S. Baron, American linguist, Alphabet to Email, 2000
Posted on September 11, 1998 at 6:52 PM