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How To Transform A Cell Phone Camera Into a Shield

An excerpt from page 134 of Glenn Reynolds's An Army of Davids.

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March 12, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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What is the point of these posts? They aren't reviews. There isn't any commentary. Just a half page from a book. For all we know that half page is the best half page in the whole book. But we don't know that because the author of the post provides no commentary.

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Actually there is commentary.
1 year ago
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Where?
1 year ago
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There is? Where? All I see is a half page of a book that links to Amazon so I can buy it.
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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juxtaposition
: the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side; also : the state of being so placed

The commentary is in the juxtaposition of the headline and image.

The headline promises to tell you "How to Transform a Cell Phone Camera Into a Shield"
And then the excerpt from Glenn's book explains how to do that.

What additional extraneous commentary from me was needed?
1 year ago
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Sounds like you're rationalizing an excuse for not spending any actual effort at writing.

As for the headline, when I read that I expect to see an article with some instructions. "How to" has certain implied meaning.
1 year ago
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I prefer when person can get their point across with fewer words. Most writers use way too many words simply because blog space is cheaper than ink use to be. It's a shame.
1 year ago
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Thanks for getting it, Jmarie. It's one of the big writing lessons so many don't get today. I have PJ's founder Roger L. Simon to thank for teaching it to me.
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It requires actual effort to understand when to write less instead of more.
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Deploy this in Syria immediately. I also recommend it for animals who invade convenience stores on youtube... oh, wait.
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