July 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
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How did the English language evolve in time? Ten witty animated videos released by the Open University tell us ‘The History of English in 10 Minutes’, bringing us through 1600 years of linguistic history. From the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to the English of the Internet, the journey of the language goes on.
Watch the rest of the videos: Anglo-Saxon, The Norman Conquest, Shakespeare, The King James Bible, The English of Science, English and Empire, The Age of the Dictionary, American English, Global English.
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- The incredible shrinking sentence and other wonders of the english language in the year 2011
June 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
How did the future that George Orwell and Aldous Huxley visualised turn out to be? The following infographic, created by Column Five for Akorn Entertainment, compares the concepts of 1984 and Brave New World to the current state of the Internet, as it has been evolved through the Internet censorship techniques of the East and the continuous stream of trivial information of the West.
via Visual News