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.


Is the Study of Language a Science?

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


Mangled Shakespeare

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


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)


Billionaires’ catfight on the AI Apocalypse