h a l f b a k e r y
Make mine a double.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
A social network for health and security
I've noticed that increasingly, with smaller devices, I
have to think of
the name for an application before I use it, because it is
less and less
likely that the icon is displayed within a short eye hop's
from my current location on the desktop. In other words,
to become a liability at some point and it is going
us to have a linguistic system that is more naturally
the way our minds already work. So having an app or
cars named something random like Alloyisus's car app
will be more
of a problem than the "go" app about cars, because going
already associated with the word go in your head.
First of all it combines the simple clarity of face book
with the easy
babyness of google.
Second, it sounds like a baby version of "people" so it
integrate itself into the vocabularies of all the people on
who want more people, which is everybody.
Third, it also sounds like pee, poo, as in urine, fecal
matter, which is
a great way of summer by up our health and security
concerns in one
So someone who learned to associate their health and
concerns with something regular that needs to be
regularized and also made more friendly and natural,
will be in a
better position tgan someone who is trying to remember
the name of
the longest river or the largest number in the world.
||Bird droppings. Birds don't have separate tracts for body
wastes; they have a single outlet called a "cloaca". The
name of this Idea reminded me of that.
||I always wondered about the entomology of the euphonism cloakroom.
||actually this makes me think of a completely different thing "I feel as if I should have read" that babies are actually talking, it is just that they cannot enunciate clearly yet, so a toytablet could hear babytalk and always do the same things, repeating the English word for the actual activity.