Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jan 2010 23:31 UTC, submitted by jebb
Apple Now this is material that piques my interest more than anything: insights from one of the bigger names in the industry. Jean-Louis Gassee debunks the "Apple-must-license-its-software-or-die" myth by looking back upon the past - and if you don't know who JLG is, then please take that dunce hat and stand in the corner for three hours, contemplating your existence. Note: OSNews has a bug with using diacritic marks on the front page, so JLG's name is misspelled. It is correctly spelled in the article body.
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Diacritical Marks
by erostratus on Thu 21st Jan 2010 16:33 UTC
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I appreciate that the editors at OSNews recognize that Jean-Louis Gassee's name in French has diacritical marks in it. When you write an article in English, words are not misspelled when you omit diacritical marks, if the purpose of the mark is to provide an accent on the letter. If the purpose of the mark is to change the letter, then it is necessary for a proper spelling.

Obviously, we all have our opinions on proper grammar.

Edited 2010-01-21 16:35 UTC

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