Daily Archives: January 26, 2020

On The Restraint Of Wit

Sometimes, very frequently in fact, I enjoy exercising a razor sharp wit about what is going on.  While wit is hard to recognize in online communications or writing, it tends to sparkle in personal conversations where a twinkle in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language:  Towns, Buildings, Construction, by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max jacobson, Ingrid Fiksadahl-King, and Shlomo Angel There are some books that are bad because they are incompetent, because the author has no idea what they … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kant And The Platypus

Kant And The Platypus:  Essays On Language And Cognition, by Umberto Eco I happen to like much of what I have read from Umberto Eco [1], and this book is no exception to that general enjoyment.  Unlike many people in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Semiotics: The Basics

Semiotics:  The Basics, by Daniel Chandler As someone who is deeply interested in communication, I found this book to be deeply interesting, largely because the author managed to (perhaps unintentionally) reveal how it is that a society that takes communication … Continue reading

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