Does this matter to you?Â Is Google your (only) search tool of choice?
Google won’t autocomplete searches for “bittorrent,” but if you are interesting in learning how to kidnap someone, make meth, build a bomb, cheat on your taxes, or shoplift, they will happily autocomplete your search for you.
Google won’t autocomplete “bittorrent” but will autocomplete “how to kidnap a child” – Boing Boing.
“Editors of previous volumes have joined with skeptics from within the profession to protest the very idea of the DSM, saying that its “diseases” bear no relation to any particular neuropathology, and instead represent (at best), handy categories to put on insurance forms, and (at worst), a bonanza for the pharma industry, who get to produce pills that “cure” any disease that’s defined in the DSM. Greenberg captures the mental health field at the cusp of an enormous transformation driven by better genomics, better imaging, and hence a better understanding of what connections various symptoms have to one another, to physical problems, to genetics, and to health. The DSM has always been controversial — it’s the document that turned homosexuality into a mental illness for years — but never moreso than now.”
DSM wars: the battle to define mental illness – Boing Boing.
Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong.
Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period via Slate Magazine.
Thereâ€™s a long tradition of writers writing about their libraries. Some of the first modern essaysâ€”by Michel de Montaigne and Sir Francis Baconâ€”are on that very subject. Among more recent publications, you might enjoy Anne Fadimanâ€™s collection Ex Libris or Larry McMurtryâ€™s Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen. The trouble with people writing about their libraries is, well, every writer has one. Itâ€™s like writing about your left hand. Or your M.F.A. program. But McMurtry is a special case. If he had never written Lonesome Dove or The Last Picture Show, he would be famousâ€”at least among collectorsâ€”as one of the countryâ€™s most respected dealers in used and rare books. When he writes about his library, he always has something interesting to say.
via Paris Review Daily