This has been around a long time, but I only just discovered it.
- “A website that displays in chronological order the postings by one or more individuals and usually has links to comments on specific postings.” From The Free Dictionary
- “A blog (blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.” From Wikipedia
- “A diary is a blog that no one reads.” Heard on the radio last week
Notable additions include man cave, NSFW, ZOMG and permalink.
It’s a strong theory – and one that I would like to se a reality, given the popularity of C-style syntax and garbage-collected environments. I not a big fan of low-level languages, but crying out for one that is more abstracted than Objective-C is met with a kind of resistance I’ve never really quite understood – a resistance that an Ars Technica article discussing the future of Apple’s languages and APIs explains perfectly:
And so continues one of the biggest constants in software development: the unerring sense among developers that the level of abstraction they’re current working at is exactly the right one for the task at hand. Anything lower-level is seen as barbaric, and anything higher-level is a bloated, slow waste of resources. This remains true even as the overall level of abstraction across the industry marches ever higher.
I learned about this just last week: Linux/Unix/OSX operating systems have a built-in English dictionary text file located at
Diaereses aren’t used very often anymore, which is a shame.
Ongoing discussion at Stack Overflow regarding the language. Seems to be an equal divide of those who like it, those who don’t and those who couldn’t care less.
Chosen as the Oxford Word of the Year 2009.
“It has both currency and potential longevity,” notes Christine Lindberg, Senior Lexicographer for Oxford’s US dictionary program.