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NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Ilan Stavans about his book, Quixote: The Novel and the World. According to Ilan Stavans, quixotic is the only word coined from the title of a novel. Also, he says, “If a writer doesn’t do … Continue reading
In 1988, sociologist Susan Leigh Star coined the term “boundary object” to describe artifacts or ideas that are shared but understood differently by multiple communities. Though each group attaches a different meaning to the boundary object, it serves as a … Continue reading
“We are all prisoners of our prose style” — David Brooks of The New York Times as stated during a story on Hillary Clinton’s recent interview with the Atlantic, All Things Considered, August 15, 2014 a quick Google search shows … Continue reading
“Given the inherent limits of most viral maps, you might expect professional cartographers to dislike them. But people who love maps love maps.” — “Bad Latitude” by Ben Blatt also for people who love maps and language: another article