Tag Archives: language

“As long as the secret courts are making sure the secret police obey the secret laws, our democracy is safe”

That quote is from a wonderful and entertaining presentation recommended by Matt Mullenweg. Some more “quoteworthy” quotes: The only way to keep user information safe is not to store it. These are all situations where users who were rigorous about keeping their online and real identity separate found themselves kneecapped by a service that suddenly […] Continue reading

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How the Wisdom of the Crowds Manifests Itself in Language and on the World-Wide Web

I had an “AHA!” insight this morning and feel like running it past you here. Let me start off by backtracking to the print era, in order to bring forth an example that will provide a basis for how this works online (on the world-wide web). Here’s an excerpt from the entry for “Language” in […] Continue reading

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What are some of the ways we feel addicted to communicating with each other?

I hope to use this space for us to ask each other (and also to help each other find answers to) questions like this one. If you have an idea, then please share it! Also: If you have your own website, then please enter the name of the site… that way, I can send you […] Continue reading

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In the beginning was the Word — and the word was either “chicken” or “egg”

Before there were 4-letter words, there were sounds and grunts, moans and groans, various degrees of articulation. At some point, writing came along. More recently: print, publishing, and now media channels. I was chatting with a friend the other day — and we both affirmed that beyond the shadow of a doubt the number of […] Continue reading

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