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alborz Fri, May 25, 2007
I looked up brain on Merriam-Webster and found that the definition was strangely biased towards vertebrate. Xárene, if you haven't already, you should check out Superfamous' posts regarding mind/body: 1, 2

I think the SpaceCollective glossary is a great idea - especially the roll over, pop-up definitions. I do think there is something terribly attractive about publishing a book to sit on a dusty shelf next to the Oxford Dictionary and the like. Hopefully we'll get that far.

Also, what does everyone think of this: It seems that there already are some open/interactive-dictionaries around, doing similar things. Along with fUSION Anomaly, Megan pointed out Merriam-Webster's own open-dictionary, and I happened upon this one. So what if, to do something different and perhaps more interesting, we put together a glossary/dictionary of the near future - say 5-10 years from now. That way it becomes an exercise in linguistics and the future - a projected reality. Instead of looking at how words are used, and then coming up with a definition that describes that - a retroactive approach, we'll be creating meanings for words and causing them into usage - a proactive approach.