Thursday, July 26, 2012

Linkfest [4]

A collection of language-related things that caught my attention in the last month or so (IRL'd!):

  • The Triumph of English: John Adams, predicted in 1780 that “English will be the most respectable language in the world and the most universally read and spoken in the next century, if not before the end of this one.”
  • The Supreme Court ruled on the difference between a translator and an interpreter. (The full decision.)
  • Why QA sucks (specifically in game dev, but applies to all QA): Many QA professionals talk about "getting out" and moving to the production or design path. Don't you want good QA folks to keep doing QA? Shouldn't they enjoy and want to stay in their jobs? Isn't there something wrong with this picture?  Via Jayme (@aunicorninspace)

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  • The Noun Project (@NounProject) consistently makes me happy. “sharing, celebrating and enhancing the world’s visual language” -- Here's my favorite tag so far: MAGIC.
  • What the Phonics?
  •  An interactive installation set that helps people learn street name pronunciations in Copenhagen.
May you be enabled, by reading them frequently, to transfuse into your own breast that holy flame which inspired the writer! (1773)— Mulso [later Chapone], Hester (1727-1801)
Finally, I found this shirt. Somebody please buy it for me.

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