Monthly Archives: December 2010
The ultimate target of Mario Cuomo’s lawsuit against Ernst & Young may be Lehman’s former bosses One possible outcome is a settlement in which E&Y agrees to co-operate with the prosecutors in cases they may bring against Lehman’s former executives. … Continue reading
Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, writes a blog of pointed commentary, largely aimed at techies. Last year he depicted technology-tethered humans as de facto cyborgs: â€œIf a cyborg can remove its digital eye and leave it … Continue reading
A review of The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel, by Nicholas Ostler. English is expanding as a lingua-franca but not as a mother tongue. More than 1 billion people speak English worldwide but only about 330m … Continue reading
Outsourcing can cut your legal bills â€œThomson Reuters, a media and information-services company, bought Pangea3, a legal-process outsourcing firm with most of its lawyers in Mumbai, in November. At about the same time, Thomson Reuters said it was looking to … Continue reading
An American trial is drawing nearer for Julian Assange â€œConvincing a judge in Sweden, which has one of the worldâ€™s most liberal press-freedom laws, of the virtues of Americaâ€™s Espionage Act may be tricky. A 1961 treaty between the two … Continue reading
Lera Boroditsky and Mark Liberman debate, (with me moderating), how much the language we speak shapes our cognition.