Tag Archives: nonsense

One has to acknowledge that a box exists before being able to think outside it

Paul Handover of ‘Learning from Dogs’ pointed me to this important interview the other day. It stumbles and rambles a bit, but some interesting points are made, especially towards the end where the idea is raised that academia has been … Continue reading

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The Multiphasic Phlyarological University

Here’s a question I’ve never been asked: What exactly is The Multiphasic Phlyarological University? Well, in a nutshell, it’s a virtual school for studying nonsense. Why ‘nonsense’? Because nonsense is such fun! Think of Jabberwocky, for example: … or Vogon … Continue reading

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Accepting unreality

Kiri-Kin-Tha’s first law of metaphysics is: ‘Nothing unreal exists.’ Bear with me; I hope you’ll be able to see where I’m going with this shortly. As far as I know, none of you exist. From a certain point of view, … Continue reading

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Remember Canute!

Some years back, I delved deeply into the history of the Sholes (‘QWERTY’) keyboard layout, and became fascinated by the myth that QWERTY became ubiquitous because it was superior to all competition (a claim that was famously made by a … Continue reading

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Phlyarologist (a definition)

I’m a phlyarologist, and proud of it. I originally found this word via the marvelous site savethewords.org. Or, more correctly, I’d have to say that the word found me. I had been looking for a word to adopt (preferably a … Continue reading

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Twenty years of the innerwebz

Progress? Define, please. Interminably exchanging emails As both sides miscommunicate; Pick up the phone to talk? Unbelievably passé. Reams and reams stand by To one side of the paperless office; While printers a degree require To double-side copies acquire. Desktop … Continue reading

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