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Internet English – The History of English (9/10)

Internet English – The History of English (9/10)

In 1972 the first email was sent. Soon the Internet arrived – a free global space to share information, ideas and amusing pictures of cats. Before then English changed through people speaking it – but the net brought typing back into fashion and hundreds of cases of repetitive strain injury. Nobody had ever had to …

The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax

The world’s most mysterious book – Stephen Bax

Deep inside Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies the only copy of a 240-page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its vellum pages features looping handwriting and hand-drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. Real and imaginary plants, floating castles, bathing women, astrology diagrams, zodiac rings, and suns and moons with …

Thoth’s Pill – an Animated History of Writing

Thoth’s Pill – an Animated History of Writing

Writing. Reading. Typing. Texting. Written language is just one of those things that’s always been around. It’s a natural way for you to use words. It’s a given. But there’s something you’ve forgotten. It’s understandable. After all, it’s been a very long time. A long time since no one on the planet knew how to …

History of the Internet Podcast Trailer

History of the Internet Podcast Trailer

I ask people do they use memes politically? Usually the knee jerk answer is no but if millions of people use them to communicate there must be something to it I think we need to look at it a different way The history of the internet is the podcast that explores the trends that started …