My career-in-a-box

(Reprinted from August 13, 2008

I go on Wordle binges, playing with word clouds for sometimes hours at a time. It’s probably of no interest to anyone else, but I decided I’d try to sum up my 35 or so working years in a Wordle. This is what I came up with — my career-in-a-box:

Click the pic to see a larger version.

Note: Argh! I just spotted a typo in there! Could have sworn I corrected it. Oh well, I leave it to those even more obsessive-compulsive than I to find it. There’s no way to go back and correct it.

Make that a double Argh!! I know I put “pica pole” in there, but I don’t see it now. I must have used something other than my last, best word list. 😦

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Categories: art/design, Media

6 replies

  1. I love tht! I was a graphic designer for a textbook company (a west coast subsidiary of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) way back when… before computers. So many of the words in your word cloud bring back fond memories.

  2. As editor of my high school newspaper I still remember how I tried hard to follow my textbook’s rule to cram the who, where, when, what of the story into the first sentence of the story. Looking back, I think it took much of the creativity out of the writing. I always tried to follow the rules but breaking them can sometimes be fun. Live and learn.

    • And at that you were leaving out the why and how. Apparently they don’t teach that anymore. Nor do they teach objectivity, it seems. I guess I’m a stereotypical old woman in bemoaning today’s society and the passage of the good ol’ days when things were done properly

"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." ~ Art Buchwald

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