Appendix B: Style Guide for Writing About Technology

Through my technology criticism research, I asked writers and journalists to identify common fallacies and failures of technology writing. What follows is a style guide, mostly offering tips on how not to write about technology, whether in reporting, features, or criticism. Think of this as a guide for avoiding the most egregious technology clichés and obscuring jargon.

Of course, writers need to follow their own style guidelines for their publication of choice, but editors and writers alike can borrow from these basic principles for how to write better and more useful stories about technology. If you’ve got tech writing clichés or editing pet peeves to share, please add them in the comments or send them to [email protected].

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