November, 2012

Ridiculous patents

Tweet Apple has patented page turning on electronic books.  While I understand the profit motive, it seems to me that certain things should be hustled into the public domain and left there for all to use.  There is the occasional purpose for commercial activity behond just making a profit. Having spent over half an hour […]

Language cartoons

Tweet Here is a site loaded with cartoons about language, especially English, but some other languages as well.  It is appropriately irreverent, and spikes our preconceptions, etc. — you know, the things that cartoons do.  It was  taken from a posting on linguist list, a resource that no person interested in English should be living […]