I know it has only been a few weeks since my last email, but I have realized that many of the things I have been writing and reading about are based around language and communication. I thought I could wrap them up in a nice little thematic package for you.
You don’t tell me when I should speak English — multicultural parenting and language rights
Multicultural families deal with bilingualism in different ways. Don’t assume, and don’t infringe on their rights.
A friend asked about the rules wrt pictures for minimalists, which gave me a chance to feature one of my favourite wall-hangings.
Against “commodity fantasy”
Fiction writing and the “mills of capitalism.”
More people than bots
No value judgements, just some thinking about how “soylent” the internet could be in the future.
Fun podcast ep about getting “dumplings” into the Unicode Emoji standard, and translating Moby Dick into emoji Link →
Ok, not really a language thing, but Stranger Things! Usually “big, steaming pile of fan service” is put down, but in this case… OMFGWTFBBQ! So rad! Link →
As always, hit me up on email, Twitter, or comments on the blog post with your reactions and thoughts.