Word of the Day
- A kind of loose overcoat, having very full sleeves, or a sort of cape covering the arms, worn about 1855 and later.
- Continuing in one piece up to the neck of a garment, without a shoulder seam.
- Having sleeves of this type.
This was named after Fitzroy James Henry Somerset (1788-1855), First Baron Raglan, British field marshal.
Quote of the DayComputer science only indicates the retrospective omnipotence of our technologies. In other words, an infinite capacity to process data (but only data—i.e. the already given) and in no sense a new vision. With that science, we are entering an era of exhaustivity, which is also an era of exhaustion.
- Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist.