I Think I Wanna Write a Book About the Harvard Crimson Now

DAMN, son.

(Also, who uses a pica pole anymore? I thought only relics like me even knew what one was.)

Epic student journo bitchery via Romenesko. Thank God there was no Internet when I was in college.


6 thoughts on “I Think I Wanna Write a Book About the Harvard Crimson Now

  1. CybScryb says:

    Still have my pica rule from high school. Keep in my desk drawer at work and whenever someone asks to borrow a ruler I send them away with the pica pole. It makes for interesting conversation when they return a few minutes later looking very humble. Not very often you can get something over on the IT types, but a pica rule usually works.

  2. Tommy T says:

    Pica poles?
    Woman, you’re talking to someone who actually got to operate a Linotype.

  3. PurpleGirl says:

    I still have several pica rules from my days as a production editor. I usually set my word processors to use pica/point measures instead of inches for things like margins. I still think in picas and points.

  4. Athenae says:

    Okay, Tommy wins.
    PG, when I do design work I still find myself wanting to tell people story lengths in inches instead of words. And laugh and laugh when they say 750 words is “writing long.”

  5. tylaalexi says:

    melts beta technology observations exert

  6. tedmanfalc says:

    mean projected allows server available users

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