Wired for Sound
No, not an announcement of FFB podcasting--although that day will come. Just a quick note on a party I went to last night. There was a guy there, I talked to, who had to be the odd-est guy I've talked to in a long time. And I talk to CL about every other week, so that tells you something.
I mentioned Wikipedia--which I'm a big fan of, btw. This guy got very interested. Apparently, he's a big-time Wikipedia "editor," and he feels it's his obligation to police incorrect language usage on Wikipedia. Oh, this story gets even better. He told me how yesterday he spent a good part of the day sorting out the use and misuse of the word "epicenter" in 50-some entries. Apparently, many people misuse the term "epicenter" to mean, well, "center." As in "the epicenter of bluegrass." This is a no-no, I guess. But the worst use of "epicenter," I was told, was this: "The epicenter of the Kobe earthquake was 10 km below the surface." Why? Because I didn't know this, but an "epicenter" must be a point on the surface (that's what the "epi" means). When I asked why the sentence in question was incorrect, I got a "Are you kidding me?" response. Oh, I was kind of kidding him, actually. But I played along.
OK, this little story says one thing: The party did not rock (although a good time was had by all). And this guy, while odd, is actually a good guy.