Will Written Text Survive as a Communication Medium
By: Barry Marcus
Ebooks have made little inroad against printed versions. Even serious computer addicts (like me) that spend their time on-line reading blogs, comments and articles prefer a newspaper that we can page through. A book is a book and there is no way that I will...
By: Jean Sumner
The well-known phrase "six degrees of separation" refers to the idea that it takes, on average, six steps or fewer to bridge the gap between any two people on earth (1). But can each of us really be connected by only six other people to...
Which came first Language or Culture
By: James F McDonald
I must admit that I am surprised to see the (hopefully premature) results of this intelligent debate, as currently the culture side is in need of some superdelegates.I am certainly not that, but as an American academic working and studying abroad, I am surprised...
By: James F McDonald
While I generally agree with Mr Voorhees ( a contributer to this thread) on the fact that intelligence is something that is culture-specific, I would dispute his assertion that to ask a question about the international assessment of intelligence is itself "stupid." The assumption...
By: Robert Battison
The answers to complicated questions usually start in the same way: it depends' or to an extent'. The question of whether or not a human being can change is no different. The question refers to the nature-nurture' debate. The debate questions whether humans are who...
By: Pam Uher
My life sometimes has felt like an old B rated movie from the 1940's, almost a of Hitchcock's twisted psychological thrillers such as "Rear Window" or "North By Northwest".Why?Because my job for 20 years brought me into contact with some of the most...
By: Barbara A. Black
People change all the time. As we grow, we change. As we learn, we change. As we change, we grow and learn, and change again. Sometimes people will fake change, but it isn't easy to keep up the facade and keep fooling themselves and others...
By: Jennifer Lee Snelling
Sociopaths-are they crazy and sick? Yes and no. But, these types of people love to sugarcoat and overimpress people with their tricks of the trade. Sugary sweet, here's the scary part: they are not around you to befriend, defend, or love. They are around to...
By: Pam Uher
Myth, legends and folklore all have stories about strange and mysteries happenings that occur around the time of the full moon. The common tale is of course the curse of the werewolf. A legend most do not believe, but love to watch in old B...
Will Written Text Survive as a Communication Medium
By: Sean Curtis
For better or for worse, written text will one day be extinct. At least, that's that way things appear to be trending.Years ago I caught an episode of Star Trek, The Next Generation that addressed this issue. (Bear with me if you feel that's...

 

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