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The Xenophile Historian

K. U. P.

(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)

The Ten Commandments of Electronic Publishing

  1. Thou shalt honor communication above all, and put nothing else before it--neither bright colors,
    nor fancy layouts, nor lovely images.
  2. Thou shalt love thy readers as thyself,
    doing unto them as thou wouldst have them do unto you, seeking clarity and truth always.
  3. Thou shalt not worship fonts for their own sake,
    nor shalt thou use four or more on a page without reason.
  4. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's better computer,
    or thy neighbor's two page color monitor,
    or thy neighbor's updated software,
    or thy neighbor's faster modem,
    or thy neighbor's high-resolution laser printer,
    or anything else that is thy neighbor's.
  5. Thou shalt not steal software, but shall rather purchase a legal copy for each of thy platforms.
  6. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy service bureau's output when thine input is to blame.
  7. Thou shalt not pretend to be a designer when thou art a writer, or vice-versa, for this is an abomination in the sight of all.
  8. Thou shalt take thy vendor's name in vain,
    for verily, it shall not hurt his bottomline,
    and thou shalt feel better for it.
  9. Thou shalt not do anything electronically that thou mayest more easily and economically do by the old ways.
  10. Thou shalt back up everything, for thou knowest not when the Apocalypse may come upon thee.

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