No longer just a buzzword, “podcast” has now officially become a word. And not just any word. The New Oxford American Dictionary has declared it Word of the Year. “Podcast was considered for inclusion last year,” Editor-in-Chief Erin McKean told the BBC. “But we found that not enough people were using it, or were even familiar with the concept. This year it’s a completely different story.”
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A surprise superquick talk from wordnik Erin McKean, who reads from her magic notebook the top 10 words of this TED. The full list follows; here are four highlights: tokamak, a doughnut-shaped fusion reactor whose name comes from a transliteration of the Russian токамак. rockism, which Mark Ronson describes as “like racism, but for rock music.” […]
Larry Lessig completes 185-mile walk across New Hampshire, spreading the word that the U.S. electoral system can be fixed
Larry Lessig is about to complete a 185-mile walk across the state of New Hampshire. He began this journey on January 11 and has walked despite rain, sleet, snow, ice and freezing cold, as the temperature in this state ranges anywhere from the lower thirties to the negative teens in the month of January. Lessig […]