The Omit Needless Words Orchestra

Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style has been turned into an operatic song cycle. I’m not kidding. “The Elements of Style: Nine Songs” … had its gala premier Oct. 19 in the main reading room of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue.

It could have been much, much worse

So I survived my video-panel at ASIST on Monday. But only barely, and only with much audience participation. As I was standing up at the front of the room I did a rough count of the audience: I’d say that at a very rough estimate, there were 100-120 people in the room. That’s a big audience to wipe out in front of. Speaking of audience participation, I owe several people.. Read More