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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 5, 2010 1 Comment

Last Monday, I joined in the Jewish ritual feast of Seder, an event which marks the beginning of Passover. It was my very first time being a part of the celebration of Seder, and so I “prepped” by thumbing through a pop-up explanatory children’s book (in English): and of course, Wikipedia was an […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 12, 2009 4 Comments
Love Story: Facebook Edition

Over the last months, I have been following a friend’s trials and tribulations in love, a narrative mediated through the terse dozen or so words of Facebook status updates (a popular micro-blogging feature on the site). I reproduce below the exact updates, with the date stamps.

Enyd: finally found someone who makes […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 7, 2009 1 Comment

Online text production is fascinating to observe.

This absolutely brilliant webpage creates a meaningful “text” through the interaction between the URL and the letters on the webpage. A happy reminder for many folks out there.

Click here for the webpage. [Read the URL first.]

Hat tip: Daily Kos, via Balloon Juice. […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 31, 2009 2 Comments
100 Word Books

100 Word Books is a fun book summary wiki where you can “read a whole book condensed into 100 words or less,” submit your own summaries, and rate the books as well.

It’s rather unsettling for me, at one level, to see such elaborate texts reduced to their very concise skeletal structures…on the other […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 3, 2009 2 Comments
“Lost in Transliteration?”

Linguists claim that text messaging could save endangered languages from slipping into oblivion, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Michael Cahill, a SIL linguistics coordinator, noted that “texting is helping to preserve languages” since the young are motivated to text in their native languages. The predictive text capability, “which […]

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