11 Matching Annotations
  1. Jun 2019
    1. To put our toxic relationship with Big Tech into perspective, critics have compared social media to a lot of bad things. Tobacco. Crystal meth. Pollution. Cars before seat belts. Chemicals before Superfund sites. But the most enduring metaphor is junk food: convenient but empty; engineered to be addictive; makes humans unhealthy and corporations rich.
  2. Apr 2018
    1. Good folk, I have no coin; To take were to purloin: I have no copper in my purse, I have no silver either, And all my gold is on the furze

      In these lines I noticed that Laura was speaking about money and she metaphorically connected it to being on the flowers in which she called the Furze.

  3. Nov 2017
  4. May 2017
    1. Rather than sit back and let a so-called free market do its thing, I found Esther’s commentary an encouraging invitation to get one’s hands dirty

      this is a great way to read it, but I'm hoping we could start using a different metaphor than "the marketplace"...see conversation around this on Mike Caulfield's recent post on the annotation layer as a "marketplace" for context

    1. when it comes to truth the necessary conditions to a functional marketplace don't exist

      What is a functional marketplace? It seems like there is the fantasy of a functional marketplace that is fair to all participants. Do we have an example of such a marketplace? Or are all marketplaces structured by certain frameworks that priviliege some participants over others?

  5. Aug 2016
    1. the value of a residential, liberal-arts college lies in the continuous slate of opportunities that students receive to start and restart their lives over the course of their college years.

      Is the liberal arts missing a chance to connect better with students by likening the college experience to video games?

  6. Sep 2015
    1. Some combine structuralist interpretations of house form and culture with the metaphor of the human body

      Our body is the home for our soul and mind, but our body needs a home as well.. Depending on our individualistic needs and wants that can influence how we develop and use the structure.

  7. May 2015
  8. Oct 2013
    1. All these ideas may be expressed either as similes or as metaphors; those which succeed as metaphors will obviously do well also as similes, and similes, with the explanation omitted, will appear as metaphors.
    1. Metaphor, moreover, gives style clearness, charm, and distinction as nothing else can: and it is not a thing whose use can be taught by one man to another. Metaphors, like epithets, must be fitting, which means that they must fairly correspond to the thing signified: failing this, their inappropriateness will be conspicuous: the want of harmony between two things is emphasized by their being placed side by side.