Wordnik: A Place For All The Words

I love words. I do. I use the dictionary many times each day to verify definitions, check spellings and discover new words. Before switching to Answers.com I used Dictionary.com. I may have found something still better: Wordnik.com. I discovered Wordnik at TedTalks a few weeks ago. Lexicographer and Wordnik founder, Erin McKean, gave a fascinating […]

Driven To Love And Cheat

Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat Ted Talks, February 2006 And I’ve also come to think that it’s one of three, basically different brain systems that evolved from mating and reproduction. One is the sex drive: the craving for sexual gratification. W.H. Auden called it an “intolerable neural itch,” and indeed, that’s […]

A Sixth Sense

I want one! Pattie Maes & Pranav Mistry: Unveiling the “Sixth Sense,” game-changing wearable tech TED, February 2009 This demo — from Pattie Maes’ lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry — was the buzz of TED. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine […]