Weekend Reading CCXXV

by uber

How United Weathered a Firestorm

Most of my US travel is out of a United hub to other United Hubs. There are basically no options for other flights.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/business/how-united-weathered-a-firestorm.html


Is the Study of Language a Science?

It’s a hard process, reverse engineering the human brain.

https://aeon.co/essays/is-the-study-of-language-a-science


Mangled Shakespeare

Two related mangled terms also annoy me: ‘beg the question’ to mean raise a question, and ‘refute’ to mean deny.

https://afterdeadline.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/mangled-shakespeare/


Beatrix Potter-pinching and Žižekian swipes: the strange world of book thefts

As Bertolt Brecht puts in his Threepenny Opera: ”What is the robbery of a bank compared to the foundation of a new bank?’

— The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989)

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/24/strange-world-of-book-thefts-beatrix-potter-zizek


Billionaires’ catfight on the AI Apocalypse

https://hackernoon.com/a-blind-survey-on-who-techies-support-8bc79eac469d