Notes from the Electronic Cottage 11/24/22: Thanksgiving Thoughts Redux 2022

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Electronic Technology is a sort of “front of the hand-back of the hand” world. Here at the Electronic Cottage we look at both sides of tech – wonderfully positive and, alas, dismayingly negative. Today is Thanksgiving so let’s look at things – whether offered through giant corporations or through individuals – that the Web can offer us that generations before those alive today would truly marvel at. Thanks are in order.

Here are links to web sites mentioned today:

Online Etymology Dictionary
Your Dictionary
alphaDictionary: Search All Online English Dictionaries at Once
WordNet: A Lexical Database for English, Princeton University
Official U.S. Time, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Dept of Commerce
Creative Commons

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.