Archive for July, 2009

In Defense of Social Networking Services

Posted in Vicente with tags , , on July 27, 2009 by Vicente Peláyez

Perhaps it’s a certain conservative preference for the traditional and familiar that makes it easier for old things to escape criticism while new and popular innovations are widely derided for the slightest flaws. But aren’t we being a bit unfair to Facebook and Twitter? Continue reading

Sign Language and Child’s Play

Posted in Vicente with tags , on July 17, 2009 by Vicente Peláyez

Would you be surprised to learn that there are over 6,000 spoken languages in the world today, and that speakers of one language can’t understand the vast majority of the others? No, of course not. Then why is it surprising to learn that there are hundreds of different sign languages that are not mutually intelligible? Continue reading