The Strikethrough is Lame

By Deane Barker on July 23, 2007

Crossing Out, for Emphasis: I swear, I’m not nearly as witty as I think I am.

[…] in Internet culture, the strike-through has already taken on an ironic function, as a ham-fisted way of having it both ways in type a witty way of simultaneously commenting on your prose as you create it.

Writers on the Internet don’t know how good they have it. They can only play around so casually with their own “corrections” because they are so easy to make. (If you were truly worried about conveying basic meaning unprecedented insights about communication, you wouldn’t mess around with editing tools.)