ok, a couple more
These are scary.My virtual life
. (2006, May 1). Business Week online.
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_18/b3982001.htm. Accessed 4-06.
Tenner, G. (2006, Mar. 26). Searching for dummies
. New York Times (log-in required).
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/26/opinion/26tenner.html?ex=1146110400&en=905de746a534b17c&ei=5070. Accessed 4-06.
Here is an article that tells a little about what I consider the most profound change brought by weblogs:Among the audience
. (2006, Apr. 24). Economist.com, from the Economist
http://www.economist.com/surveys/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6794156. Accessed 4-06.
It's connected to one I haven't read, but will:It's the links, stupid
. (2006, Apr. 20). Economist.com, from the Economist
http://www.economist.com/surveys/displaystory.cfm?story_id=6794172. Accessed 4-06.
hang around this corner
Keep the Faith
Randy Auxier - with Randall (aka "Grasshopper" Hopper - and open mic between sets
7 PM Saturday April 22
Interfaith Center- Grand & University, Carbondale
As chat carries on, unexpected things happen, and I realize that it's truly another culture. Some come bearing words I've never seen- fluent in way I could only imagine- because it's fluent in a conversational-writing kind of medium that is truly different from the other media we use. I'd like to study it- but actually I've been overloaded just doing my usual stuff, and in my free time pin down the essence of language
. Linguists unfortunately may be so busy keeping their field on its shoestring, that they don't have time to study new media...at least I don't. But I'm living in a time when it sure is interesting to see it evolve. And I can also see a community evolve- as people come, talk, use emoticons & abbreviations, etc., according to what works.
apple's for sale
One of my favorite signs...seen often at grocery stores. It proves that the writer has a rule
...a rule to the effect that, if there's an s, put an apostrophe in front of it. It could be another rule (maybe he/she is saying: (an) apple (is) for sale - but I doubt it. Lots of yard signs with family names are made- paid for with good money- and the apostrophe is misused. But money spent reinventing the language is money well-spent, I guess. I'm not laughing at people - I swear - I'm just trying to figure it out. I use the blog to get this stuff down because I know it'll come around again.