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Lewis Thomas – Living Language

The following is the 27th essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Living Language “Stigmergy” is a new word, invented recently by Grasse to explain the nest-building behavior of termites, … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – Information

The following is the 18th essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Information According to the linguistic school currently on top, human beings are all born with a genetic endowment … Continue reading

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Lewis Thomas – Social Talk

The following is the 17th essay in Lewis Thomas’s book, Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher, published in 1974. Social Talk Not all social animals are social with the same degree of commitment. In some species, the … Continue reading

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Language Is Beautifully Flawed

Language is a beautiful creature, full of redundancies and flaws. Every word of every language carries with it thousands of years of history, imagery, sound and colour. It is a living organism that grows, evolves, mutates and adapts. Who decides … Continue reading

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The Art Of Overanalyzing Text Messages

There have been many great books and articles written about the art of writing- how to write formal letters, how to write love letters (I’m a big fan of Tom Chiarella), and even how to write for the web. Here’s … Continue reading

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Language, Communication and Designing for Maximum Human Immersion

Updated in September 2014. The Challenge of Communication We often have to communicate with ourselves to better understand what we think and feel. Then we have to communicate with others in a common language for them to understand our unique interpretation … Continue reading

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Why I stopped reading.

This is going to sound a little unusual coming from me, but lately I’ve felt that my vocabulary is rather limited. I came to realise this over the past two months or so, as I’ve begun to read more books … Continue reading

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