Monday, October 29, 2001

The Meaning of Dictionary

Microsoft seems to have confused the word and the thing in a recent revision of its Word 2002 thesaurus and dictionary. As the accompanying story suggests, it appears they decided "to remove offensive terms and even words such as cancer, in the belief that if the word is extinguished, the things themselves will be." - The Word according to Microsoft: no more idiots, or any other losers

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