Haiku (俳句)

Haiku (俳句) = A very short form of Japanese poetry. It is typically characterized by three qualities: The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation …

Japanese

  Vocabulary Domo arigato – Thank you – Gracias Konichiwa – Hello or good day – Buen dia Konbanwa – Good night Kiosketene – Take care – Cuidate Ohi i shi – Delicious – Sabroso Kampai – Cheers – Salud Genki desu ka? – How are you? – Como estas? Genki dayo – I’m fine …

Hashtags

Photo Hashtags – the tag prefaced with # – are used to aggregate information from different people. Tags are key words used to organize information. They’re like the ingredients on a label. On a blog or Flickr, you can give your uploads a ‘tag’ or keyword. which is like a keyword. These are often recycled into personal or …

Voice Writing

Buzzwords Voice Writing = Composing text by voice. Also see: dictation Typing is as easy as talking. Misc Use your voice to type, navigate, or format With voice typing, you can dictate into your document, or say commands like “select paragraph,” “italics,” and “go to the end of the line.” Planeta.com https://planeta.com/voice https://planeta.com/voice-remote

Voice Remote

Buzzwords Voice Remote = Remote control device that allows search by using voice commands to change channels, search for shows, get recommendations and more. Also see: voice writing Examples https://www.urcsupport.com/urc_product/cox-xr11-voice-remote-2 https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/get-to-know-xr11-remote Question Can the remote control be used with sleep timer? Planeta.com Voice Writing https://planeta.com/voice

New Titles

New books and movies. The Open Revolution Rufus Pollock shows how today’s “Closed” digital economy is the source of problems ranging from growing inequality, to unaffordable medicines, to the power of a handful of tech monopolies to control how we think and vote. He proposes a solution that charts a path to a more equitable, …

World Press Freedom Day

Photo May 3 is World Press Freedom Day and commemorates the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek. Hashtag: #wpfd2018 Key Links http://www.un.org/en/events/pressfreedomday/index.shtml https://en.unesco.org/wpfd 2018 Theme: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law The theme of the 2018 celebration highlights the importance of an enabling legal environment for press freedom, and gives …

New Music

Photo: GSFC New music is featured on this page with links to Amazon.com The English Beat – Here We Go Love http://englishbeat.net https://twitter.com/TheEnglishBeat Last Man Standing – Willie Nelson https://amzn.to/2I6mfm0 I’ll Try To Do Better Next Time I been sittin’ around countin’ my blessings Thinkin’ of friends here and gone Recallin’ the smile across somebody’s …

Future Tense

Recommended Listening One of our favorite podcasts helps listeners get a jump on the future. Australian Broadcasting Commission’s Future Tense — abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense — explores social, cultural, political and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking. Listen live …

Visitor Information

Information, please! Well-managed visitor information centers are helpful to locals and visitors. But if the brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then they do everyone a disservice. If traditional models of tourism communication are not rethought and remodeled, then locals and visitors …