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Friday, June 4, 2021

New Minimum Edits Project Milestone

85 new minimum edits of Shunryu Suzuki lectures have now been completed. They are lightly edited for readability, keeping as close as possible to what he actually said, but a lot smoother because Suzuki spent a lot of time in some lectures starting a sentence several times, correcting himself, mixing up pronouns and word agreement and singular and plural, saying "you know" a lot, and so forth. Not all the grammar is fixed, just that which gets in the way of reading flow and comprehension. Nine bows to Wendy Pirsig and Peter Ford for a years' careful work and for re-checking the verbatim versions against the audio and thus we have  a slew of new corrections to the verbatim set as well. This is a another milestone in the ongoing work with Suzuki's lectures to make them more accessible and digestible and presentable. Here's a page for the New Minimum Edits (2020-2021).