Archive for 2008

Robustness

This entry is part 2 of 43 in the series Words

Robust. My dictionary defines it as ro·bust, adj. 1.strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous: a robust young man; a robust faith; a robust mind. 2.strongly or stoutly built: his robust frame. 3.suited to or requiring bodily strength or endurance: robust exercise. 4.rough, rude, or boisterous: robust drinkers and dancers. 5.rich and full-bodied: the robust flavor of […]

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Brittleness

This entry is part 1 of 43 in the series Words

The Whorf-Sapir hypothesis says that our language shapes our thoughts. (Recently, there was a segment on NPR news about how important dinnertime was for kids, mostly because the discussion is a great place to learn new words and concepts.) So here’s a vocabulary word to use and contemplate as you think about ED systems: “brittle.” […]

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