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Style guides have a long history in the writing process. They’ve always affected more than what counts as good content. They affected our writing process and behaviors, our sense of community, even our egos. As AI pushes the style guide another step, how will it push us along too?
Stacking style manuals
The early style guides came in the form of manuscripts and books, mainly out of academia and journalism. They were made for print, in print.
Some mysterious crew would sit within a flickering fluorescent den and make decisions for the masses. Updates were published infrequently to a lot of anticipation.
With thousands of pages, I had to use PostIt Notes and considered