Morning Coffee – 9 November 2017

Morning Coffee - 9 November 2017 Morning Coffee

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  1. Dracula: vampires, perversity and Victorian anxieties (British Library)
  2. The Americanisation of the English language: a frightfully subtle affair (The Conversation)
  3. One of Asia’s largest tech IPOs this year involves the cutting-edge technology known as books (Quartz)
  4. This App Uses Machine Learning To Identify Esoteric Fonts (FastCo Design)

About Nate Hoffelder (11037 Articles)

Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:

“I’ve been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It’s a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog.”

2 Comments on Morning Coffee – 9 November 2017

  1. English is a living language vs something like French, which is not. Now that their empire is downsized and threatening to grow smaller once Scotland gets its way, they need to accept that theirs is not the only way.

    Regardless, most of their accents still sound infinitely more intelligent than all of ours.

  2. Thanks for the link on the Americanization of English. 😉 Reading the Potter stories to my son was a wonderful experience except for the constant kerplunking of adverbs. Not sure if the adverbs become more infrequent after two or three books or if I trained myself to skip them unconsciously. (Well, not all adverbs are superfluous.)

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