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2014-03-06 12:23:30

The techno-weary will put down their devices for 24 hours on Friday March 7 to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging. They invite you to join them. YPSILANTI, Mich., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How many times do you touch your cell phone each day? How many text messages do you send? And, more importantly, what are you missing because your life is so heavily mediated by technology? If you're too in love with your smart phone, Netflix, or iPad, try experimenting - just...

Public Perception On Climate Depends On Word Choices Describing It
2012-11-08 13:40:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The words we choose to use have a big impact on how we communicate. As the 20th century Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said, “The medium is the message.” A new study from a joint team of U.S. and U.K. investigators has used this idea of word choice to examine how research surrounding climate change has impacted the larger public discourse. For example, a New Jersey scientist is credited with coining the phrase...

2007-02-07 03:00:13

By Gall, James E Ambient Findability. Peter Morville. (2005). O'Reilly Media. 188 pp. $29.95 (soft cover). ISBN: 0-596-00765-5. Reviewed by James E. Gall Technologists as a group can be stereotyped as people who are obsessed with the future. The past is the concern of archaeologists, historians, and archivists; the present is just a beta test for tomorrow. As such, the most memorable dates to the technologist are the ones we anticipate: George Orwell's 1984, the millennium bug of Y2K,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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