I'm in Sapporo, Japan, and I talked at the iSummit yesterday … here's a slidecast of the talk if you would like to hear about the horrible dystopia we'd all be living in if language weren't free.
If Language Weren't a Commons …http://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=mckeanisummit08new-1217451140594811-9&stripped_title=if-language-werent-a-commons
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4 thoughts on “iSummit Sapporo talk”
Great dystopic vision, Erin! Fairly blew my mind there. Loved that redundant car sign. Reminded me of the new electronic motorway signs I a saw a while back here in the UK: big eye-catching letters announcing “Sign not yet in use”. So worth that split second of car-crashing distraction, I told myself. Made me briefly consider having “Day not yet started” tattooed on the inside of my eyelids. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Great presentation.Although I have to admit, one month’s wages in exchange for one exclamation point sounded about right!!!!(Oops.)
Though some people do take this whole “language as a commons” thing a little too far. Did you see the plagiarism scam uncovered at Slate.com?