Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blog Is Both A Noun And A Verb


Winston Churchill
(American Novelist)

Winston Churchill
(November 10, 1871 - March 12, 1947)

The Blag Hag Jen McCreight is a liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist who recently escaped Indiana for Seattle. Recently she blogged: "Here is a list of some great female atheists who you should check out." So I did -- and... Wow! There are a lot of them: Authors, Journalists, Bloggers, Activists, Comedians and I don't know what all. And there are links to their sites, too.

The word for today is dystopia . . .

dystopia is a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding; the evil twin of Utopia.


What is NNDB?

NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)

But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been associating with. And, NNDB is a fascinating and addictive tool.


"My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn."
--Louis Adamic

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