Friday, November 7, 2014

Resources for November 7, 2014

Erickson, Steven. "Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake: ‘Perhaps the film reflects some nostalgia on my part for the idea that sexual liberation not only made us free but made us stand out.’ Keyframe (January 22, 2014)

Kellogg, Carolyn. "William Gibson Coaxes the Future Out of the Present." PopMatters (November 6, 2014)

Wedler, Carey. "Priest, Pastor, and 90 Year-Old Man Charged for Feeding the Homeless in Florida." The Anti Media (November 5, 2014)

Klawans, Stuart. "What Are Movies Good For?" The Nation (October 21, 2014) ["Awakening a sense of wonder and flooding a cinema with crucial realities."]

Weiner, Jon. "California’s Clear Message to Republicans: ‘Not Interested’." The Nation (November 5, 2014)

Merriam-Webster's Word-of-the-Day

prototype \PROH-tuh-type\

noun 1 : an original model on which something is patterned : archetype; 2 : an individual that exhibits the essential features of a later type; 3 : a standard or typical example; 4 : a first full-scale and usually functional form of a new type or design of a construction (such as an airplane)


It's not clear at this point how the device will differ from its prototype.

"Someone seems to have gotten his or her hands on an iPhone 6 prototype and is now selling it on eBay for a handsome sum—bidding had reached $83,300 at the time of this writing." — Lauren Walker, Newsweek, October 6, 2014

The prefix prot-, or proto-, comes from Greek and has the basic meaning "first in time" or "first formed." A prototype is someone or something that serves as a model or inspiration for those that come later. A successful fund-raising campaign can serve as a prototype for future campaigns. The legendary Robin Hood, the "prototypical" kindhearted and honorable outlaw, has been the inspiration for countless other romantic heroes. And for over a century, Vincent van Gogh has been the prototype of the brilliant, tortured artist who is unappreciated in his own time.

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