Monday, July 27, 2015

Something to think about trying for your next project?

I came across this a while ago and it has been sitting waiting to be blogged, simply:
 
UBC student writes 52,438 word architecture dissertation with no punctuation — not everyone loved it

Despite the attention grabbing headline there was infact a serious purpose behind the flagrant disregard for convention, as Patrick Stewart, the author of the controversial PhD dissertation, says,

in my defense     my style of writing is not laziness or lack of knowledge of proper usage of the english language     it is a form of grammatical resistance as a deconstructionist     in the manner of many writers     especially american poet ee cummings     he graduated with a master degree in english from harvard university and they called him experimental and innovative     not words likely to be used to describe an indigenous writer who breaks all the rules of writing (the behavioural ethics board at the university of british columbia suggested that i hire an editor as it appeared that i did not know the english language)     times though     they are changing