Thursday, March 01, 2012

How many of Scholastic’s 100 books for children have you read? I’ve only read 28 (although, to be fair, a lot of the books on the list are recent publications).

Romenesko’s “The Promise of Teletext” is a great read, especially for those of us who cut our teeth in journalism or computing. And, in somewhat related happenings, “Starring the Computer” documents each appearance of an actual computer in television or film back to 1950.

How many wacky words do journalists use regularly in stories? Words which you never use in regular conversation? Lots, probably.

And speaking of wacky, imagine being a Puritan child saddled with a name like Wrestling. Or Abstinence. Or Creature. (Creature?!?)

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