Archive - Dec 16, 2003

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Puffery alert

I just passed by a sign in a window which said: "If this door is locked, please utilize the side door." Utilize. Wouldn't use have worked just as well? Oh well, I am on the campus of a university, where signs become signage. where buildings become facilities, and where teachers become educators.

Politics on the web

The internet is full of weblogs like this one, with most of the more popular ones devoted to politics. Because it costs little or nothing to run a weblog, anybody can start one. You don't have to have advertisers, you don't have to have editors, you don't have to have a printing press, and you don't even have to have readers.