Items for November 2023

Study considers linguistic diversity of California

Previously, scientists and linguists thought that Uto-Aztecan languages spread into California through the spread of maize farming, but a new study questions that idea.

Tags: america, language, history, science

Archaeologists Unearth a Secret Lost Language From 3,000 Years Ago

Tags: religion, antiquity

Silicon Valley’s worldview is not just an ideology; it’s a personality disorder.

Tags: big tech, society, politics

Stunning Codex Documenting Aztec Culture Now Fully Digitized

The 16th-century “Florentine Codex” offers a Mexican Indigenous perspective that is often missing from historical accounts of the period.

Tags: history, books

Earth just had its hottest 12 months ever recorded, analysis finds

the hottest temperature our planet has experienced in something like 125,000 years

Tags: climate, disaster

… And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Pink-Slipped

On a particularly bad day for digital media, a thought about where we should go next. Hint: Let’s stop talking about scale.

Tags: social media, economics

The UAW Wins Big & The State Of Strikes.

We’ve talked about it before, but this has been a year of strikes - and successful ones, at that. Today we chronicle some of these.

Tags: america, work