Category Archives: language

No really, the map is not the territory, people.

Disputes between nations over territory is nothing new. It’s the stuff of ancient wars, tribal conflicts, and modern diplomatic headaches. Kashmir is a high profile example, as is the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, to say nothing of Israel/Palestine. Part … Continue reading

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Bullshit and the Art of Crap Detection (Neil Postman)

This has been posted elsewhere in the Internet wilderness, but I think it’s substantially more important than most of the other bullshit out there that I’m reproducing it in full, rather than simply linking to it. Enjoy. “Bullshit and the … Continue reading

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The ABCs according to Google

According to Google… A is for Amazon B is for Best Buy C is for Craigslist D is for Dictionary E is for Ebay F is for Facebook G is for Google H is for Hotmail I is for Ikea … Continue reading

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Achieve, Eggplant! (A Message from Edo Period, Japan)

The things you learn at your breakfast table. My wife was looking at our desktop calendar and pointed out to me that the traditional pattern adorning the top border of September was an Edo Period (1603 – 1863) eggplant motif … Continue reading

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