Last Updated Sep 30, 2009 1:29 AM EDT
Good luck on selling that one, AP.
Even better was Cathy's email to me a bit later. The subject line said it all: "Fwd: AP Stylebook is now following you on Twitter!"
Sounds like a possible stalking case to me. But seriously, what is going on with the AP this year? Have the people running the wire service gone completely insane?
As one who has spent many of the past 40 years ensuring that the editorial standards wherever I was working remained at the highest level possible, I have to say that the AP Stylebook never very useful to me. It is hardly a work of genius, when it comes to matters of grammar and usage.
For a work of genius you need look no further than William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White's The Elements of Style. Now that would be a mobile app worth paying for.