“ As we manipulate everyday words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal stories, that we are building our houses with broken pieces of sculptures and ruined statues of gods. ”
— Bruno Schulz (via kalliope-amorphous)

(via buffleheadcabin)

wordishness:

New research shows that taking notes by hand instead of by computer greatly increases retention of concepts.

The picture above is basically what my undergraduate classes looked like. Oh, well. At least they’re using Macs.

wordishness:

New research shows that taking notes by hand instead of by computer greatly increases retention of concepts.

The picture above is basically what my undergraduate classes looked like. Oh, well. At least they’re using Macs.

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redcloud:

winawinadajcie:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.


Cool!

Cornish game hen uses Clumsy. It was not very effective.

redcloud:

winawinadajcie:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

Cool!

Cornish game hen uses Clumsy. It was not very effective.

(Source: neilcicierega)

“ Autocorrection is no longer an overqualified intern drawing up lists of directives; it’s now a vast statistical affair in which petabytes of public words are examined to decide when a usage is popular enough to become a probabilistically savvy replacement. ”
“ The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. ”
— John Ruskin (via chaos-mikka)

(via buffleheadcabin)

“ Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. ”
botpoet:

"Not until a machine can write a sonnet or compose a concerto because of thoughts and emotions felt, and not by the chance fall of symbols, could we agree that machine equals brain - that is, not only write it but know that it had written it."
- Geoffrey Jefferson, The Mind of the Mechanical Man, 1949

botpoet:

"Not until a machine can write a sonnet or compose a concerto because of thoughts and emotions felt, and not by the chance fall of symbols, could we agree that machine equals brain - that is, not only write it but know that it had written it."

- Geoffrey Jefferson, The Mind of the Mechanical Man, 1949

Email Submission Now Closed

The Writing Center’s Email Essay Review Service is now closed for Summer ‘14. We will begin accepting submissions again the second week of classes this fall semester.

Enjoy your break!

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“ Reading is the quiet time in which you reflect and learn, it is not a race. It is where you teach yourself that which you don’t know—it is your time with some of the smartest (or at least different) people who’ve ever lived. This is not something to be rushed through, but enjoyed, savored and done deliberately. In fact, smart readers do more than just comprehend words. They ask questions, they take notes, they look things up, they make connections, they produce marginalia. People who read a lot of books spend a lot of time reading. There’s no way around this. ”

charliebink:

Hey everyone,

For the last year of my life I’ve been working my butt off on this game - Trekking the National Parks. I designed it, created all the art, and now I’m self publishing it. So the time has finally come to launch on Kickstarter!

Besides being an independent artist, I’m also an avid gamer. My goal was to make something fun and easy to learn that families and friends could enjoy together.

So if you are a fan of games, National Parks, or even just my art, please help me out by pledging to this project! You can also help by simply reblogging this post. Thanks.