Semantic primes represent “the complete inventory of simple universal concepts that are embedded in the lexicons of all (or most) human languages.” Do they suffice?
Computers and devices like iPhones and iPads are a fashion market in themselves. Not only have we chosen a fairly exclusive fashion label in Apple, but we engage in all sorts of accessorising too.
The relationship between language and thought has exercised many great minds. Is Goddard and Wierzbicka’s attempt any advance?
Every Renault dealer in the UK must have breathed a sigh of relief when the Wind passed into history a couple of years ago, and they were able to sell cars again without having to pinch their thighs or bite their lips to stifle sniggers.
Written following Steve Jobs’ death on 5 October 2011.
Which weather forecasting app should you trust? Or are you looking for some digital seaweed?
Has Apple forgotten the needs of the high-end creatives? This year, let’s cultivate the geek in us.
Celebrating the bicentenaries of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew with a couple of concordance tools.
Today I had an anguished phone call from a dear friend who, just a few days ago, succumbed to a phishing attack. He was electronically mugged, and no one cares.
This morning I nearly took a selfie and posted it to How-Old.net to see if it would cope with ages over 100. And I put it all down to Adobe.