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Have a quirk

hbr quote markCheck out the little quotation mark in this Harvard Business Review story. Whenever there is a quote at the start of a line, they put the mark in the margin.

It’s a little naughty — and it gives the page a lot of personality.

What makes your work recognizably different? What makes people pause and notice that you’re a little bit special?

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  1. Robb January 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    A little naughty? It’s called hanging punctuation and it’s a shame that more software doesn’t allow you to format this way.

    Good attention to detail on their part, but don’t chalk it up as a quirk.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging_punctuation

    Cheers!
    Robb.

  2. Lauryn January 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    I think the post was using the “quirk” as a metaphor for being unique, whether your technique has a name already, or not.

    Bravo.

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