quarta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2010
The weight of the WORDS
According to the issue of Newsweek (September 20, 2010) - 130 POUNDS – Exactly that -130 pounds is weight of the Oxford English Dictionary. Its publisher says the next edition may be online-only.
Language is an "alive" element and changes over the years due to the influence of people who speak the language. Today, a very famous TV presenter said "You can read it (the book written by Ingrid Betancourt -'Even Silence has an End') or you can kindle it! The word kindle was created to define the digital reader launched by the online bookstore Amazon. The noun was used now as a verb too! So, it's not so hard to imagine why the publishers are considering just one online edition...can you image 10 years from now...how many pounds would the dictinary weight?
It's amazing, isn't it?