October 20th, 2005

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Update2: Who's going to be at WFC?

LJ bar party, 3 to 5 pm Saturday of WFC pending some major reason to change it.

(Like, say, a programming schedule...? :: whistles ::)

if you're going to be there and want to be on this list, drop me a comment in this post. I'll update it with your lj handle (or name if you don't have an lj handle).

Going to be at WFC...

2muchexposition
arcaedia
buymeaclue
cherylmorgan
leahbobet
davidlevine
deviathan
Diana Rowland
ebess
finnswake
lisatheriveter
markteppo
matociquala
mcurry
mme_publisher
purvision
rajankhanna
retrobabble
sdn
shsilver
slithytove
snurri
tobiasbuckell
zellandyne

Righteously styling on the Governor's Club level:

agamisu
deannahoak
jaylake
jlassen
suricattus
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Word Subgeekery

garyomaha asked me:

"Is there a term for one's distrust of a source of information (say, a newspaper) after one reads a story in said newspaper (say, about railroads) that contains gross factual errors, thus causing one to wonder what *else* said newspaper gets wrong in all those other stories that the particular reader may not be as knowledgeable about?"

Never one too proud to confess ignorance, I confess ignorance. Any suggestions?

We could always coin something... "media dsyphoria", perhaps.
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An evening with the Child

She never fails to amaze me. Her mother was out teaching needlefelting class tonight, so we played games, read, chatted, etc. She asked me to read to her from an old folktale book called The King of Ireland's Son, and while I was reading she fetched out two balls of yarn and knitted away. She's making a gnome, and these days can start her own work, so she was doing various bits of piecework and occasionally complaining about her purling. We had a long talk about counterfeiting, and the difference between paper money and coinage. "But if you drew your own money and took it to the store and they took it and gave you change in real money, that would be like cheating." Then later she asked very seriously, "Why did you choose to become a writer?" Another long discussion ensued.

Darn she's cool.