Wordy Blog 2014-03
What Desires Are Politically Important? (by Bertrand Russell)
Etymology of Sinister and Dexterity
“The Tell-Tale Heart” By Edgar Allan Poe ♥
“The Autumn Of The Patriarch” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
As a free man, Andy had been a rockhound, so he asks Red to get him a rock hammer, a tool he uses to shape the rocks he finds in the exercise yard into small sculptures.
—Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Rockhounding = Amateur geology. See Rockhounding
vocabulary: Whopping, looms large
Super Computer. Whopping 16 Mega bytes of RAM.
For these reasons the PDP-10 looms large in early hacker lore.
rectification of english: whose vs who's
What does whose mean? Whose = who's = who has = who is. Depending on context. This is called, function follows form, and is part of the theology of formal language.