Anti-Data Pixels

This entry is part 25 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 25 of 30 in the series WordsLess is More –Mies van der Rohe In high school English class, many of my generation were forced to study a book about writing known as “Strunk and White.” Compared to many other books we were forced to read, it had many advantages. It was […]

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This entry is part 19 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 19 of 30 in the series WordsFaced with a long dinner menu, it’s hard to decide what to order. (Even with a medium-sized menu, my wife always says “You go ahead and order, I haven’t decided yet.” But that’s extreme.) It’s not just an urban legend. There are scientific studies that […]

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ALLCAPS

This entry is part 16 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 16 of 30 in the series WordsI was just a few seconds ago scanning a page of possible tests in the program DocuTAP, a list of about fifty items,┬áto enter an order for an EKG. On the list, everything is in ALL CAPS. Even though I knew the approximate location of […]

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What’s in a word?

This entry is part 15 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 15 of 30 in the series WordsWhat’s in a word? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) OK, I cheated. I changed “name” to “word.” It sounded better for the purposes of this essay, which is about the […]

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Dialog-Box Rooms

This entry is part 13 of 30 in the series Words

This entry is part 13 of 30 in the series WordsAn experimental study recently (late 2011) ballyhooed in the press looks at how we tend to forget things as we move into a doorway, and that walking back into the room doesn’t help you recover the memories. (Duh. I could have told anyone this. As […]

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