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Writing in the Internet Age

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A while back I got an e-mail from Matthew Budman, who is the Managing Editor of Across the Board — a magazine published by the Conference Board for senior-level executives at large corporations.

Mr. Budman asked me to comment on an article on business writing two authors had submitted for publication in the magazine. The simple premise of the article was that, even in our technological era, writing skills are more important than ever.

I’m not sure why he chose me as someone from whom he wanted commentary on business writing. It may be that I’ve written a couple of books on business writing including The Elements of Business Writing (Alyn & Bacon).
But whatever the reason for my selection, the lead line of the Across the Board article (actually the subhead) caught my eye, and generated an immediate and visceral reaction from me.

Here was the reply I gave him:

“Dear Mr. Budman:

“I’d like to believe your article subhead,...(register to read more)

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