Archive | October, 2006

The Reusability of Words

Like radioactive atoms, words have a half-life. Or rather, they have a recharge time, which is the time (or length of text) from you use it the first time til you can use it again without vexing the reader. Basically, when people read a book, they are not very conscious of the actual words and […]

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Dead, funny, fascinating

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Author: Mary Roach Genre: Popular (yet ghoulish) science This is a book about what happens to our bodies after we die. Dissection, cremation, decomposition, organ donation, forensic work – you name it, this book has it. Ever wondered whether people retain consciousness when they are beheaded, say, by […]

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