Facebook rings a bell

It was interesting to read reports of the festivities associated with the Facebook initial public offering (IPO), which described founder Mark Zuckerberg opening the public markets in New York remotely from his own Californian headquarters. According to the Financial Times, no journalists were given access to the event itself – only a video feed was … Continue reading

Overheard / Random thoughts

Overheard in the Common Room: A Play

Scene: The Graduate Common Room. Lunchtime. Two LINGUISTS are sitting in the Common Room. The FIRST LINGUIST is producing a series of incomprehensible noises. A NON-LINGUIST enters, hears the FIRST LINGUIST, and assumes an alarmed expression. The SECOND LINGUIST attempts to reassure the NON-LINGUIST that the FIRST LINGUIST is not, in fact, suffering from some … Continue reading