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The Framing Wars

How “grand metaphors” drive politics.

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The Stupidity of Computers

A history of the divide between computing and language, and why we “define and regiment our lives, including our social lives and our perceptions of our selves, in ways that are conducive to what a computer can ‘understand.’”

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Tramp-Speak of Antiquarian Road Warriors: ABC's of Tramps, Hobos and Vagabonds

On the language of hobos and the dictionaries it spawned.