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AP Stylebook – Why Would Anyone Purchase This App?

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You seriously can’t just Google “blog”?

The Associated Press has just released a BlackBerry version of the AP Stylebook and after reading the description of the app, it doesn’t make any sense why someone would spend $19.99 (regularly $24.99) on this app. For those who don’t know, the AP Stylebook provides guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style.

Does anyone even take the AP Stylebook seriously anymore? It took them up until 5 days ago to recognize that “e-mail” should actually be spelled “email”. It also took the AP Stylebook until recently to change “smart phone” to “smartphone” and “cell phone” to “cellphone”. It’s hard to imagine there was someone at the Associated Press actually fighting that transition. Also, why do you need a stylebook on the go? I guess if you’re writing on your laptop, with no Internet connection, and you can’t or don’t know how to Tether, and you your boss insists that all writing be exactly according to AP Stylebook guidelines.
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