Overcoming the Monster
Rags to Riches
Voyage and Return
Story structure hasn’t changed much since we first started telling them around fires. Stories follow patterns. Everything from Star Wars to Finding Nemo to David and Goliath — all of these stories follow similar ups, downs, twists or triumphs.
The Matrix is “The Quest”
The appearance of something new challenges our capacity for language. We’re lacking the vocabulary to describe a previously unknown thing or phenomena. We don’t have the words.
We add about a 1000 words to the English lexicon every year. These new words and phrases come from slang naturally, but also culture, business, religion, technology and science — all aspects of life. There are also thousands of words added in other languages around the world — but no one really knows the number for sure.
I was not a solid “A” student in high school English class — yes… it’s true. Nevertheless, I’ve been a fan and a natural student of my native tongue since about that time. Probably stemming from my father’s interest and also the 1980’s PBS series “The Story of English”
Word adoption, new words and their meanings shift overtime
Lexical diversity are signals of significance to persons, groups and societies
Never-ending textual data is created daily
AI methodologies offer frameworks for unstructured data interpretation
For more than 60 years, The Times editorial staff has gathered to map out the news and decide which stories would appear on the front page of the paper.
Today, while still called the Page One meeting, it has almost nothing to do with the printed newspaper.
Print ruled for most of the The New York Times’ history, but in 2015 the organization underwent a significant shift in its editorial operations. Digital and mobile consumption had skyrocketed over the past decade and the bastion of hardcopy journalism recognized that the future was digital.