Leaving Things Better Than You Found Them

Perhaps my favorite thing about library books — and used books if I’m lucky — is finding that a previous reader has fixed a printed error in pen or pencil.

2 Replies to “Leaving Things Better Than You Found Them”

  1. I would appreciate this if it were a factual error. If it were a typographical or grammatical error I think I would be jarred by the distraction!

    (I think of myself as a good proofreader but I have to enter that mode deliberately; when I am absorbed in content I will happily pass by most small errors.)

  2. A good correction of something grave is nice to find, but maths undergraduates tend to get it right only so often…

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