Category Archives: language

Types of Indexing Keywords

Recently, I had been reading a book and was thinking about the need for an index. It was not an overly technical book but it was not fiction either, and I wanted to go back at a later time to … Continue reading

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Recreating the Past in Space and Sound

I visited Hunt Library tonight and experienced the results of the ongoing multi-phase project of North Carolina State University’s Communication department, called the The Virtual Martin Luther King project. There were over 40 of us at the gathering to experience … Continue reading

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Bluff Unit

Does anyone else think this sign is funny because it could be read more than one way? I know what they mean, about there being a bluff nearby where you can see great views of the bay, but I was … Continue reading

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Articulating Complexity

Yesterday, I learned on Twitter that the movie Shored Up was being shown on NC State University’s Centennial Campus in the auditorium of the new Hunt Library which had been declined by the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Since the … Continue reading

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Correctness and Coherence on Twitter

Background Michael Harvey (@mtharveyrunner) recently raised the question about whether grammar, spelling, punctuation, and subject-verb agreement in tweets (that is, posts on Twitter) matter. It is not a new topic. We can summarize a few. But when dig a little … Continue reading

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(Technical) Language and (Technical) Thought

I had an interesting email exchange with my brother, Carl, about language and thought. He works for Cray as a programmer and is working on his doctorate. While our discussion did not relate directly to either his employment or school … Continue reading

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