The “father of Indian comics,” Anant Pai, creator of the fabled Amar Chitra Katha (अमर चित्र कथा) comic books that generations of Indian children were reared on, passed away last Thursday. In my dusty library in India, I had stacks and stacks of ACK comics. In fact, some of my most memorable childhood moments [...]more→
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I remember what a good friend told me several years after he had finished his PhD in New York and moved to Osaka, Japan. We were going over some old emails–you know, the quality kind, the long kind of emails that were composed and not just dashed off in a series of bullet points and [...]more→
Recently I’ve started following @morsmal‘s tweets on Twitter, and was interested to see this document, a compilation of 50 projects, places, and contexts where languages are being learned and taught to great value. It builds off findings of the LINGO study in Europe–if you’re looking for inspiration, check it [...]more→
SFGate’s “The Tech Chronicles” points out in this November 30 post from Penny Evangelista that “Twitter” was the most popular English language word of 2009, beating out “stimulus” and “vampire”.
What’s YOUR vote for most popular English word of 2009? Or is it too early to tell? We still have 1/12th of the year [...]more→
Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be one of the participants at “Wordcamp San Francisco”, one of the many gatherings/conventions being held around the U.S. and in a bunch of other countries for users, developers, and fans of the open-source blogging platform WordPress. Of course, a week and [...]more→
From the Journal of Murketing (not a typo), “Gallery of default anonymity: A work in progress.” The gallery presents the default user thumbnail image from a variety of sites, such as eBay, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and others.
A newly added friend of mine remarked, “You know, your [default Facebook] thumb confused me because [...]more→
So a couple of news stories caught my attention today. The first piece appeared in the New York Times, entitled Public Provides Giggles; Bloggers Get the Book Deal. This piece begins by discussing blogs that have gone on to be published in traditional book format, like Pets Who Want to Kill Themselves, [...]more→
A University of Southern California study concludes that:
streams of information provided by social networking sites are too fast for the brain’s “moral compass” to process and could harm young people’s emotional development.
The study will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition.
Read articles on the study [...]more→