Dozens of prominent writers, including Margaret Atwood and Michael Morpurgo, have expressed "profound alarm" in light of the Oxford University Press's decision to drop a number of words associated with nature and the countryside from its children's dictionary.
Does a 35-pound dictionary count as a gadget? I don't know. I don't know.
You can chuck that Merriam-Webster dictionary that's sitting on your desk out the window (along with all your magazines). It's been iPad-ized and it looks beautiful. Also, it's free.
A jury foreman in a manslaughter murder case in Florida has caused a mistrial with his iPhone. How? He looked up the word "prudence" during deliberations. On Encarta.
To hell with paper—save the trees! Sony has already got us thinking along the right path, and now Centon Electronics is releasing Webster's New World College dictionary, with 160,000 entries, on a USB flash drive. The perk here is the dictionary will be available on either a 2GB or 4GB flash drive at $42.99 and…