special characters

Inverted commas

Twenty years ago, PC word processors struggled with apostrophes and quotation marks. Back then, I was forgiving, but the problem is still ubiquitous. Why? I spent the morning reviewing graduate school applications in which every apostrophe was converted to a question mark. And look at the atrocious quotation marks offered in the otherwise reasonable font […]

Rogaining update

I believe I have found a teammate. Vesa Keinanen of Finland (the person in the background) has responded to one of my many far-flung postings. He seems more talented, experienced, and serious than I am but I believe I can keep up. His name also has two dots over the a in his last name. […]