Saturday, December 24, 2011

Redact: A new word (and practice) for me during 2011


I just used the word redact, and realise that it's the word for the year. Many people would be in less trouble if the documents they put out were redacted.

To redact is to edit, or prepare for publishing. Frequently, a redacted document, such as a memo or e-mail message, has simply had personal (or possibly actionable) information deleted or blacked out; as a consequence, redacted is often used to describe documents from which sensitive information has been expunged.

I have a litany of posts from last year, which were good value but contained an intemperate sentence or two. Some still shouldn't see the light of day, they're beyond redemption. But much of my blogging in the next week or so will be redacted content. I'll call it cathartic.

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