Smart Reply

A: A topologist can’t tell the difference between a coffee cup and a donut. B: And a cosmologist can’t tell the difference between a cup of coffee and a black hole. keywords: [Language Arts] [equivalence]

fall of an icon

I see that the shoot-from-the-hip icon of the eye has bitten the dust. A check box for ‘show password’ is now used (in gmail), and for good reason: the unslashed eye meant ‘show’ in some venues, and ‘don’t show’ in others. It was obviously intended as another celebration of the graphical interface, but couldn’t make … Continue reading fall of an icon

QUIP

Massive quantities come and go, but infinitesimals are forever. (cf: “Friends come and go, but enemies are forever.”) keywords: [Language Arts] [analogy] [mathematics]

QUIP

Vectors come and go, but scalars are forever. (cf: “Friends come and go, but enemies are forever.”) keywords: [Language Arts] [analogy] [mathematics]

OBSERVATION

People complain about a ‘fragmented world’, but do not learn Esperanto. Go figure. keywords: [language barrier] [international auxiliary language] [on equal footing] [connection] [outreach]

OBSERVATION

When it comes to ‘inclusion by design’, it’s hard to hold a candle to Esperanto. keywords: [language barrier] [international auxiliary language] [on equal footing]