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Optimistic Technology

If your iPhone’s Siri thinks that two meetings in one day is not bad, does that make her an optimist? Since when did cellphones start making value judgments? This is part of a complete episode.


What’s the word for the gesture you make with your fingers when you want to make an image larger on an iPhone? Unpinch? Fwoop? This is part of a complete episode.

Hey, Ho, West Coast, West Coast!

Howdy, long time no chat! It's another newsletter from A Way with Words. Well, there are big goings-on here. Besides Martha and Grant gearing up for a season of brand-new shows, Grant just finished a 3000-mile move from New York to...


gang-cutting  n.— «Prosecutors allege he led a multi-state ring that clipped bundles of coupons at a time from newspaper inserts—a practice known as “gang-cutting”—and sent them to IOS for processing, pretending they’d been...


jailbreak  n.— «The iPhone/iTouch Dev guys have been hard at work for weeks and have finally managed to jailbreak 1.1.1.…So what does this jailbreak mean? Third Party apps run. Kind of. We probably have to recompile many of them for...