commonplace book. n. Formerly Book of common places (see commonplace n. 3). orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement.
OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 5 April 2015.
commonplace blog. n A commonplace book in a blog.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Stupid even with a computer
It is just as easy to be stupid today, computer or no, as five thousand years ago in the streets of Ur.
Bill Katz, Cuneiform to Computer: A History of Reference Sources (Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1998), p. 15