03 Mar 2014
Today we have two cases from the 223B Casebook, both from the New York Sun of 1896. In the days of hot type, it was difficult to move columns of text about. Columns would be filled with stories, anecdotes, jokes, whatever came about at hand. With daily deadlines, it was more important for the newspaper to be finished than it was to be good. Or, as we say around the house: “Perfect is the enemy of finished.”
Stories from the 223B casebook — stories published during Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s lifetime (plus later ones I liked) — are published here every Monday and Friday. The up-to-date list can be found here.