Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Game for Language Lovers

Please excuse the short post today. I have a new obsession - the Human Brain Cloud. I cannot help trying to influence the contents by flagging offensive and incorrect garbage as well as adding complex associations (when they come to mind). The site is the brainchild, if you’ll excuse the pun, of 2D Boy. You can read their blog and understand the sense of play and experimentation that led to this toy.

I’m posting this because I like the idea that people who care about language can play with words in a forum that includes the words “massively multiplayer”. Nothing makes a grammar geek feel as cool as a gamer (or game player, the boring full phrase) like those words. Whether those who obsess over MMORPG - or whatever the proper acronym may be – rank as cooler than those of us who like to diagram sentences or not is debatable. At least they have their own acronym!




Uh oh. I'd never heard of the Human Brain Cloud until I read your post. I took a look, and now I'm hooked!

Thanks. (I'm not being sarcastic, either!)




You're welcome! Like I wrote - I would love to have more people play to increase the cloud.