Engineering Education Volume 6

Engineering Education Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...Textbook Company, Scranton, Pa. The compounding of technical terms is a subject of much interest among technical writers and publishers, and the article by Professor Park in the November Bulletin is a valuable addition to the discussion thereon. It is improbable, however, that any plan of compounding can be devised that will be of universal application or that will be generally followed by publishers, for several reasons. Every publishing house has its style code that is strictly followed unless good reasons are found for departing from it in rare cases. This practice has resulted in a considerable degree of uniformity in the style of publications of each house and has become so well understood by its employees that they follow it without the loss of time necessary to consult authorities. This style is not always consistent, which seems practically impossible, but it gives uniformity and efficient use of time. It has become so firmly established that the publisher would be seriously inconvenienced by a sudden change to the practice of others or to a plan devised for general unir formity. Such a plan would probably introduce, at least temporarily, many glaring inconsistencies and would decrease the efficiency of employees. Any plan proposed for general use would probably meet the fate of the reformed spelling so strongly advocated a few years ago. Many of the new forms were simpler than the old, but despite this and the fact that many prominent men advocated their adoption, the attempt was a complete failure so far as any material immediate results were concerned. The President of the United States even issued an executive order that the new spelling should be used for all publications issued by the government printing office. Perhaps this...
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752368
  • 9781236752369