Month: November 2007

Shortcomings

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Spotted this in Foyles yesterday – the last few Optic Nerve editions (the ones about Ben Tanaka) collected into a hardback published by Faber in the UK, and also on Amazon. I’ve been following this series since I ran across a copy of Tomine’s Sleepwalk and other stories a few years back and proceeded to buy pretty much everything of his that I could find. It’s quite remarkable and, assuming nothing drastic has happened to […]

New favourite iPhone review

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From Carrie Brownstein’s NPR blog: “So, now I have a phone that can tell me the weather. Currently, my phone says it is 55 degrees and raining. Awesome, now I don’t need to look out my window; it does take a lot of energy to rotate my neck. In fact, I’ll just shut the blinds and load Google Earth onto my phone’s web browser. Wow, it’s like I live in Portland. And I can check […]

Linguistic jujitsu

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I don’t read many technology magazines for fun – it’s something of a busman’s holiday – but I do read Wired. This month’s issue is pretty good, and it contains this article on the linguistics of the evolution vs. creationism debate. Excerpt: For truly solid-gold, well-established science, let’s stop using the word theory entirely. Instead, let’s revive much more venerable language and refer to such knowledge as “law.” Best of all, [this] performs a neat […]