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Renaissance Monkey: in-depth expertise in Jack-of-all-trading. I mostly comment on news of interest to me and occasionally engage in debates or troll passive-aggressively. Ask or Submit 2 mah authoritah! ;) !

emergentfutures:

Data Points: How We Use Our Mobiles
Smartphones get around, but tablets are most likely to come out in the living room or the bedroom.
Paul Higgins: I disagree with this to some extent. I see more and more people using tablets on the go and using them to create stuff. I use my Ipad on the go for tagging and organising our scanning database, writing, mind mapping,  finding directions. Smartphone has been partly relegated to an expensive wifi tethering device.
Full Story: Adweek

I have a tablet convertible (since 2004 or so) and plan to use my smartphone to replace my desktop.

emergentfutures:

Data Points: How We Use Our Mobiles

Smartphones get around, but tablets are most likely to come out in the living room or the bedroom.

Paul Higgins: I disagree with this to some extent. I see more and more people using tablets on the go and using them to create stuff. I use my Ipad on the go for tagging and organising our scanning database, writing, mind mapping,  finding directions. Smartphone has been partly relegated to an expensive wifi tethering device.

Full Story: Adweek

I have a tablet convertible (since 2004 or so) and plan to use my smartphone to replace my desktop.

(via thenextweb)

Apostrophe Protection Society

scribnerbooks:

Did you know one exists? They are currently standing up for what’s right in the latest grammar debacle that is Waterstones.

(Even our spell check is vociferously protesting that word.)

do we really need a society for this? yes, “your a grammar nazi” annoys me to no end, but so does the idea of a “society” meant to teach people what they didn’t learn is school or from reading books..

(via inothernews)

thecheekylibertarian:


“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
— Malcolm X

The message is an important one, but if any of y’all are talking about the media, make sure you say, “The media are…” as media is plural (medium is singular). Always prepare for those who will take every opportunity to criticize your grammar in an attempt to avoid responding to your logic. And the occasional political science professor who will take that as an opportunity to grade you down.

Isn’t your correction a case of “hypercorrectitude”? :)
According to these usage notes,

Media,  like data,  is the plural form of a word borrowed directly from Latin. The singular, medium,  early developed the meaning “an intervening agency, means, or instrument” and was first applied to newspapers two centuries ago. In the 1920s media  began to appear as a singular collective noun, sometimes with the plural medias.  This singular use is now common in the fields of mass communication and advertising, but it is not frequently found outside them: The media is  (or are ) not antibusiness.

Listen to Stephen Fry on language

thecheekylibertarian:

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”

— Malcolm X

The message is an important one, but if any of y’all are talking about the media, make sure you say, “The media are…” as media is plural (medium is singular). Always prepare for those who will take every opportunity to criticize your grammar in an attempt to avoid responding to your logic. And the occasional political science professor who will take that as an opportunity to grade you down.

Isn’t your correction a case of “hypercorrectitude”? :)

According to these usage notes,

Media,  like data,  is the plural form of a word borrowed directly from Latin. The singular, medium,  early developed the meaning “an intervening agency, means, or instrument” and was first applied to newspapers two centuries ago. In the 1920s media  began to appear as a singular collective noun, sometimes with the plural medias.  This singular use is now common in the fields of mass communication and advertising, but it is not frequently found outside them: The media is  (or are ) not antibusiness.

Listen to Stephen Fry on language

(Source: blunthought)