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Neil Gaiman: Why defend freedom of icky speech?
Neil Gaiman talks about why he supports the CBLDF in legally defending someone being prosecuted for owning manga containing underage sex.
freespeech  rights  writing  neilgaiman  speech  manga  law 
march 2011 by andrewducker
Blog sparks mass council walkout
Councillors unable to deal with people having *gasp* opinions.
blog  technology  speech  politics  uk 
october 2009 by andrewducker
Toddlers develop individualized rules for grammar
The findings also show that, between the ages of two and three, children learn to better understand and apply the adult rules of grammar, particularly by using verbs more flexibly.

This is the first major study of children's language development that uses advanced computer modeling to analyze, understand and predict children's utterances based on daily recordings of their language use.
grammar  learning  speech  children  development 
october 2009 by andrewducker
The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination
The Harvard commencement speech given by JK Rowling. Worth reading for the bit on Amnesty International alone - but even better with the gay wizard joke...
inspiration  speech  jkrowling 
april 2009 by andrewducker
White House "Lost In Space" Scenarios
The speech Nixon had written in case Aldrin and Armstrong were stranded on the moon.
Space  speech 
december 2008 by andrewducker
A speech therapist at an SF convention gives a talk about what she's observed
Fascinating stuff, highlighting how fans (in general) socialise differently to non-fans. Lots of things mentioned that I'd noticed about geek traits.
fandom  speech  SF  geek  autism 
august 2005 by andrewducker

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