Links and things that I’ve run across recently.
Or Maybe I Need to Learn to Talk Like John Moschitta
… or Paris Geller.
My mind goes back to one episode of Gilmore Girls (“It Should Have Been Lorelai”, season 2, episode 14—and no, I didn’t know that off the top of my head) when Paris was trying to coach Rory for a debate, and trying to get her to up her wpm. (And Gilmore Girls, if you remember, was all about increasing the wpm.)
I finally sat down and turned my sketchy notes into a first draft of my bat-mitzvah speech: 1014 words. At 125 words per minute (a reasonably average speaking speed), that’s over 8 minutes of talking, which is 3 minutes too long.
So I need to cut about 40% of those words. Or else maybe I just need to learn to talk faster.
(However, I’m thinking I’ll clean up and post the full version of the speech in these pages, in a couple of weeks after the bat mitzvah is done.)
Do You Remember the “Internet”
This episode of The Computer Chronicles, from 1995, gave me a chuckle.
Wow! Look at all the cool things you can do with the Internet!
Too bad you can’t do your banking online, though, or search through practically every book published from your cellphone, wherever you might be. Click to continue »