Monika Zaleska

The philosophy of word processing

Edward Mendelson recently waxed philosophical on Microsoft Word for The New York Review of Books blog, comparing its genius to Plato’s theory of Forms. But Mendelson is no Microsoft Office enthusiast, he’s a devoteeRead more »

What’s in a #shelfie?

Oxford Dictionaries deigned to declare selfie the word of the year in 2013. And though they haven’t put it in the OED quite yet, it has an “official” definition. Not so withRead more »