- Mar 2023
The old saying "a bad penny always turns up" is a colloquial recognition of Gresham's Law.
The colloquialism "a bad penny always turns up" is recognition of Gresham's law because the bad (cheap) pennies will be in higher circulation compared with purer or more valuable copper pennies which will have been hoarded or left circulation.
- Feb 2023
shifts in language and meaning of words and symbols as the result of algorithmic content moderation
instead of slow semantic shifts, content moderation is actively pushing shifts of words and their meanings
article suggested by this week's Dan Allosso Book club on Pirate Enlightenment
- marginalized groups
- content moderation
- human computer interaction
- dialect creation
- social media
- cancel culture
- cultural anthropology
- historical linguistics
- cultural taboos
- Sep 2022
The classic local greeting is “Fit like?”, the stereotypical answer being “Jist tyaavin awaa”, (“Just struggling along”).
- May 2022
- Mar 2022
Grades were the only thing keeping me inside the LMS. I went gradeless, and embraced the freedom of the www outside the LMS, using a WordPress site as the main platform, with student blogs and many other digital tools integrated into an online or “mask-to-mask” course.
My first time seeing "mask-to-mask" in lieu of face to face.