politics photography identity security psychology communication hosting friends database messaging privacy stuff macos dropbox self misc snails tags vim blot google editor photographers maps history music brazil github tunisia social neurology postprocessing markdown bicycles zabouti racism language math religion neighborhood poetry isp photoshop wifi camus books medical json 1password hierarchy economics records zones culture openmeta stories philosophy home art Lr annotation fun curves costco peacecorps opensource apercus hdr git from-the-back beer photos nyc self-ignorance dynamic-range sensel spreadsheets color data sharpening geeky travel capitalism french C1P 60s democrats gmail online-storage windows gradient
2021-04-19

You say Naomi”, I say Naomi”…

From Bloomberg Business Week Facebook Sees WhatsApp As Its Future, Antitrust Suit or Not

Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp
ALT
[Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp] likes
to tell a slightly embarrassing story to
illustrate how deeply private digital
messaging has penetrated people’s lives.
After the birth of his first daughter,
Naomi, he discovered that he and his wife
disagreed on how to pronounce her name,
which they’d agreed on months earlier. Even
today, he calls her “NAY-omi”; his wife,
“NY-omi.” “It took us a good month to figure
out how we’d made that mistake,” he recalls.
“And the realization was, every conversation
about what to call her had been typed.”

Shawn Hartsock has a similar story

My wife and I named a cat meme”. She still pronounces it mee-mee” while I call her meem”… none of those conversations were spoken it turns out.

link


communication language


Previous post
Self-Ignorance By Adam Zagajewski Translated by Clare Cavanagh Found in NY Times Magazine I don’t believe we humans have any special form of self-knowledge or
Next post
Quotations Why does [Judith] Butler prefer to write in this teasing, exasperating way? The style is certainly not unprecedented. Some precincts of the