A Guide to Thesis-Writing and a Guide to Life

Umberto Eco’s How To Write A Thesis sounds delightful: despite having been published in the late 1970s, long before Microsoft Word, Evernote and the internet, and despite espousing the use of note cards and address books…

the book’s enduring appeal—the reason it might interest someone whose life no longer demands the writing of anything longer than an e-mail—has little to do with the rigors of undergraduate honors requirements. Instead, it’s about what, in Eco’s rhapsodic and often funny book, the thesis represents: a magical process of self-realization, a kind of careful, curious engagement with the world that need not end in one’s early twenties.

via The New Yorker

A Guide to Thesis-Writing and a Guide to Life

Hehe… haha… Move over LOL

“Hehe”, “haha” and emoji have killed LOL. Just 1.9% of us tend to use it and those that still do tend to be older Facebook users.

What’s killing “LOL” is our preference for “haha”s “hehe”s, and emoji. The report reveals that more than half of Facebook users express laughter with a “haha,” 13 percent prefer “hehe,” and a whopping third of users don’t even use words: For younger users, a smiley face says it all.

The fact that younger people are simply using emoji is fascinating. No wonder it’s Britain’s fastest growing language. I wonder how many of the available symbols are never used though: in my case that would be 99% I guess. So many seem superfluous.

Hahahaha, No One Uses LOL Anymore via CityLab

A guide to thesis writing. A guide to life.

Umberto Eco’s How To Write A Thesis sounds delightful: despite having been published in the late 1970s, long before Microsoft Word, Evernote and the internet, and despite espousing the use of note cards and address books…

the book’s enduring appeal—the reason it might interest someone whose life no longer demands the writing of anything longer than an e-mail—has little to do with the rigors of undergraduate honors requirements. Instead, it’s about what, in Eco’s rhapsodic and often funny book, the thesis represents: a magical process of self-realization, a kind of careful, curious engagement with the world that need not end in one’s early twenties.

One to look up at the library…

A Guide To Thesis Writing That Is A Guide To Life via The New Yorker