Nailing Down the Title

Posted January 29, 2022

At the start of 2022, I decided to revisit the title of this section once again. Should I call it the King’s Book, or Oo’s Writings? Or how about Oo’s Book, or maybe the King’s Writings? Oy vey.

Defining the terms “book” and “writings” seemed like a good place to start.

a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers
a bound set of blank sheets for writing or keeping records in
  1. books, stories, articles, or other written works
  2. the written works of a person
  3. the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures, after the Law and the Prophets; also called the Hagiographa

Example of #2:
This fall, Repeater Books published “K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher,” a gathering of his blog posts, short essays, interviews, and works in progress.
—The New Yorker, Dec 10, 2018

So a book is a physical medium, but writings can be in any form; a section of a website could be the latter but not the former.

But what about e-books and audiobooks? Those aren’t physical.

E-books and audiobooks are the same stuff that would appear in physical books, just in a different format. Frankly, I can’t imagine anyone printing a book of what’s in Oo’s Writings, let alone what was in the old News Archive. But that material fits the definition of writings.

OK, so should it be the King’s Writings or simply Oo’s Writings?

The King could be whoever is the head of the domain (which at any given time could be anyone), but Oo is the name of a specific person, namely myself; therefore Oo should be used in place of the King.

Therefore, the section shall be called Oo’s Writings.