I never really liked footnotes. Sometimes instructors could be quite picky about them and more than once I came almost to tears over a style guide trying to figure out just what details about the information source needed to be typed in at the bottom of that page next to the superscript number (created by turning the typewriter platen half a line down). I am not in fact techno butch enough to know how to place superscript numbers in a blog post. Though every now and then I do place an asterisk if I have some little tid bit to add at the bottom of a post.
One of the most frustrating mistakes one could make in the footnote category, back in the days when one typed papers on typewriters (largely obsolescent devices which used embossed metal strikers to imprint ink on paper, one letter at a time), was to come to the end of a page and realize that you have forgotten to include a footnote. You might be able to get away with doing end notes instead, particularly if you had not previously on any other pages inserted a footnote. But if that was not an option, it would in fact be necessary to type that entire page over again to fix the error. Current technology that made typewriters obsolete, and brought about such improvements as the Backspace key, automatic footnote entry and automatic pagination robs me of any excuse for omitting a foot note to correspond to the asterisk I placed next to the term LIONS in yesterday’s post.
My huzband is in fact “a lion”. I honestly don’t fully understand myself exactly what that means. If you’re curious I’m afraid you would have to ask Ron yourself. When I mentioned that my friend Holly is NOT a “LION” I meant that she is not a Linked In Open Networker. I don’t use Linked In. I never liked it and when it was pointed out to me that my profile on that site (upon which I had never expended any great effort) kind of, well, really sucked, I thought about it for all of a minute, then removed my profile from Linked In. It goes back to the discussion I am having with Michael the last few weeks. I don’t think it’s possible for anyone to be on every social site out there. And I definitely think that not having a profile on a particular site is infinitely preferable to having a lousy profile. (see Hello World) Linked In LIONS are known around social media as the original instigators of the Open Networking movement, which pretty much prescribes connecting with everyone you meet on every network you’re on. Honestly, I get tired just typing about it.
In any event, I hope you will forgive me for first omitting this footnote from yesterday’s post and then for turning a one sentence explanation into a 500 word blog post. (A free form journal really is a lot easier than a blog that tries to stick to a precise niche.) I hope that this finds you having or having just had a good Hump Day Wednesday. And thank you so much for stopping by.