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Feb 26, 2014
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Does anybody actually own a dictionary anymore?

Today I tweeted:

You know what’s underrated? The simple act of looking up a word in the dictionary.

And a few people seemed shocked that I actually use a paper dictionary.

A big, 10-pound American Heritage, no less.

A few months ago I went out and bought the biggest, nicest dictionary I could find. I wanted a huge honking dictionary, open on a side table in my office, like one of those big bibles you see at a mass.

If you consider your mission exploring language, flipping through pages of words to land on a particular definition is a feature, not a bug.

For example, did you know that “patina” comes after “patient”? One word about enduring time, the other describing its residue.

Google won’t give you that.

Jun 28, 2013
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beepbopboopbeepbop:

NEW GRAPHIC for Businessweek. When you search for something on Google, its algorithms will usually respond with suggestions for what it thinks you’re looking for based on other popular searches. It’s a helpful tool, but also a window into our collective psyche. Try Googling “Why” and see what comes up. The cascade of suggestions that Google generates can also feel less like asking for a professional or qualified answer and more like an exercise in Dadaism poetry.
Above, a few inspired from googlepoetics.com

The twitter feed is great: @googlepoetics

beepbopboopbeepbop:

NEW GRAPHIC for Businessweek. When you search for something on Google, its algorithms will usually respond with suggestions for what it thinks you’re looking for based on other popular searches. It’s a helpful tool, but also a window into our collective psyche. Try Googling “Why” and see what comes up. The cascade of suggestions that Google generates can also feel less like asking for a professional or qualified answer and more like an exercise in Dadaism poetry.

Above, a few inspired from googlepoetics.com

The twitter feed is great: @googlepoetics

Jan 23, 2013
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I think that focusing all experiences through the lens of the Internet is an example of not being able to see history through the eyes of others, to be so enamored of one’s present time that one cannot see that the world was once elsewise and was not about you. Has Google appropriated the word ‘search’? If so, I find it sad. Search is a deep human yearning, an ancient trope in the recorded history of human life.

May 23, 2012
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The playable Moog synth and 4-track recorder on today’s Google doodle is just too fun. I lost 15 minutes to this.

The playable Moog synth and 4-track recorder on today’s Google doodle is just too fun. I lost 15 minutes to this.

Mar 20, 2012
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Nov 28, 2011
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Learn about your interviewer. We google you. You should google us too.
— Raul Gutierrez, "How to prepare for your college interview" (Or any interview.)

Nov 27, 2011
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zzzan:

This image seems to hold The Great Meaning Of Life.

9-eyes is such a great site.

zzzan:

This image seems to hold The Great Meaning Of Life.

9-eyes is such a great site.

Nov 14, 2011
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Nov 09, 2011
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Aug 08, 2011
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