Re: [dev][project] soap - a simple xdg-open replacement

From: Nick <>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 12:15:32 -0400

Quoth Chris Down:
> I'm not really interested in engaging in some Google soapboxing
> when we are discussing something entirely unrelated.

I am, a bit ;)

> 7heo writes:
> > I don't trust Google, and I'm not going to take any definition from them.
> Google does not define this word, this word is defined by those who
> speak English.

But it's interesting, because in the past the definitions chosen
have been by editors & editorial teams, who have certain biases and
opinions about things. The editors of dictionaries tend to be very
weird in interesting ways, that you can look up. If you rely on
Google, the definitions are chosen algorithmically, which
unavoidably has other biases attached, that you can't know or

> If you want to believe they are trying to undermine the
> course of language, or something, you are nuts.

Not undermine, but change, sure. And in ways that are important, and
worth thinking about.
Received on Sun May 04 2014 - 18:15:32 CEST

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