Humanized > Weblog: Collaboration Made Simple with Bracket Notation
...we dubbed it “bracket notation”.
It’s simply three sets of square brackets. The first set
denotes deletion, the second set denotes addition, and the third set
denotes a comment. It’s easiest to explain by example.
Let’s start with a simple sentence plagued by two typical errors:
They called to say that their coming over in an quarter-hour.
An editor might revise the sentence to:
They called to say that the[ir][y’re] coming over
in a[n] quarter-hour. [Be careful with “their” and