The unsung hero of the internet deserves all of our respect and admiration.
Managing feedback on the internet is just part of the job. When you make stuff, people make comments. But the progress? It’s weird. You start out with some promising comments and then it changes? I can’t tell if this is because the pressure has increased, people’s expectations have grown or I’ve gotten complacent. But I do know that I’m not alone in this experience.
Noah Webster was an interesting character. He didn’t like fancy spelling.He felt it ruined language.
In his own words:
… the present orthography of leather, feather, weather, stead, wealth, mould, son, ton, wonder, worship, thirst, &c. is corrupt; having been vitiated during the dark ages of English literature, under the Norman princes. The true orthography from the first Saxon writings to the 12th century, was lether, fether, wether, sted or stede, welga, mold, suna, tunna, wundor, wurthscipe, thurst.
Vitiated: made ineffective, invalid, devalued.
Talk about holding a grudge.