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Lighten up with the Chicago Style Q&A

jacket imageThe stock market goes up, the stock market goes down. Presidents are elected, impeached, and succeeded. The world we know is transient.
One of the less-transient things in the world is the Chicago Manual of Style Q&A. Really. The manuscript editors from the University of Chicago Press have been answering style questions online for more than ten years. Why, that was two stock market bubbles ago!
And throughout they seem to have kept their sense of humor:

Q. My colleagues are divided in their opinions about “storing data in a computer” versus “storing data on a computer.” Which is correct? Thanks.
A. You can do either, but I would store the data in the computer. It used to be easy to store stuff on a computer, but now with flat screens and laptops it tends to slide off.

Read more on the CMOS Online website.