Alex made three pictures lately that I really like. I like the kite picture of course. I do like kites. I even wrote a song from the point of view of a kite many years ago. It’s goofy but it’s proof of a lifelong admiration. I like the tree in the picture a lot as well.
These two pictures are very clever. They are assembly instructions with parts and then assembled. The one above is a cat.
I just asked her what this was and she said it was “dogs in building process.” How cool is that?
I listened to this podcast this morning while exercising. I like that it talked about the word “media” and asked listeners to think about it in it’s singular form.
The OED defines medium as “Something which is intermediate between two degrees, amounts, qualities, or classes; a middle state.”
It gives this obvious etymology “classical Latin medium middle, centre, midst, intermediate course, intermediary…”
There are many obsolete meanings cited. I love the quotes.
For the obsolete usage as “average” it gives this:
1729 J. Swift Modest Proposal 7 I have reckoned upon a Medium, that a Child just born will weigh 12 pounds.
For the obsolete meaning of “a middle course, a compromise”
1719 D. Defoe Life Robinson Crusoe 38 When I let him know my Reason, he own’d it to be just, and offer’d me this Medium, that he [etc.].
The definition that fits the discussion is
d. spec. A channel of mass communication, as newspapers, radio, television, etc.; the reporters, journalists, etc., working for organizations engaged in such communication. Frequently in plural with the. Cf. media n.2
the first citation: