From Apps to Zombies: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World
Product Number: EB00630773
Released: Aug 10, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781681445632
Publisher: Quercus
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Composed of 100 bite-sized entries of 400 to 600 words each, Netymology weaves together stories, etymologies and analyses around digital culture's transformation and vocabulary. Chatfield presents a kaleidoscopic, thought-provoking tour through the buried roots of the symbols, speech, and mannerisms we have inherited from the digital age: from the @ and Apple symbols, to HTML and Trojan horses, to the twisted histories of new forms of slang, memes, text messages and gaming terms; how language itself is being shaped by technology, how it is changing us.

Author(s): Tom Chatfield
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Aug 10, 2016

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