November 1st, 2004


political correctness gone too far

"Google's desktop search is so good it will change the way I use my computer. In time, it will change the way everyone uses her computer." (from here)

Okay. I get it. You said "her", implying that females use computers too and that you're all for equality and women's rights rah rah rah. Go PC!

Except it's wrong. It should be "their computers". Or possibly "their computer", I'm a little hazy on which one is better (probably because I've been staring at it for too long), but "her computer" is flat-out wrong. Unless, of course, you're referring to one particular person's computer that everyone's going to use simultaneously. Which seems inefficient in a lot of ways.

This is where I fume loudly and wander off in a storm of irritation.

(Edit: Even better: just "computers". The "their" or "her" or "its" or whatever is just a noise word.)

tertium quid

This is a very cool video. Not because I agree with the message, because, to be honest, I wasn't even paying attention to the text the first time.

Just because the animation's so incredibly badass.

It's really well-done.
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oh, and also

If you're an American, vote tomorrow. If you don't I'll personally come to your house and pour a bucket of water on your dog.

If you don't have a dog I'll have to get you a dog, then pour a bucket of water on it. If you don't want a dog I'll also have to return it afterwards.

Vote. For the sake of the dog.