Laurie Anderson once spoke about language being a virus from outer space, but I don't think even she was fluent in Covid. Big Science, and let's face it, these days Epidemiology is THE Big Science, is revelling in its new found spotlight. You have to admire the gusto with which its exponents polish up old … Continue reading Language is just a virus – and there is a new wave of “Emics” on the way!
As I sit in bed beside my wife I find I feel somehow halfway between a human and a machine. She, of course, is the human, and her Kindle is the machine in question. She speaks and I'm not sure who she is talking to. Some comments are clearly internal musings: the "Now what page … Continue reading Am I a cyborg?