|This week: Tracking the movements of your company’s work martyr through a peer city using either awareables or spy dust. When you’re done, take a panoselfie, LOL.|
|awareable n. A device that enhances a person’s awareness; a device that is aware of its surroundings. [Wired]
nut-free adj. Of a building, office, or similar enclosed space, uncontaminated by nuts.
“Nut free.” Photo: Paul McFedries.
peer city n. A city with characteristics that are similar to one’s own city or to the city that one is studying. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
|Word of the Week|
|spy dust n. A powder that enables a person who touches it to be tracked.
|Cruft* of the Week|
panoselfie n. A wide-angle selfie taken using a camera’s panorama mode. (panoramic + selfie) [Medium]
* “Poorly built, possibly over-complex; generally unpleasant” —The Jargon File.
|When we see men grow old and die at a certain time one after another, from century to century, we laugh at the elixir that promises to prolong life to a thousand years; and with equal justice may the lexicographer be derided, who being able to produce no example of a nation that has preserved their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, that it is in his power to change sublunary nature, and clear the world at once from folly, vanity, and affectation.
—Samuel Johnson, Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language
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