Category Archives: Word Geek

What You Didn’t Know About Esperanto

Take a moment to increase your world readiness by reading 15 Fascinating Facts About Esperanto. I think I knew 4 or 5 of them, I don’t know if [..]

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Romeo and Juliet in Binary

Here’s a geeky gift for that guy or gal in your life that has everything. It’s Romeo and Juliet printed in binary format. This Shakespeare story has been [..]

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Word of the Day: Negawatt

negawatt n A unit in watts of saved energy. [Wiktionary] “The saving of a megawatt of power by reducing consumption or increasing efficiency.” [from Sustainability Dictionary] Etymology: Coined [..]

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What Words Would You Add to the Microsoft Spell-Checker?

The other day the Seattle Times profiled the Microsoft Natural Language team and their challenges in keeping the up with spell-checking since languages are constantly in flux. Now [..]

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Neal Stephenson Once Again Proves He’s the King of the Worlds

Neal Stephenson has a new book to be released Sept 3 2008 (pre-order on Amazon). writes about Stephenson’s motivations and where the ideas came from for this [..]

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