Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nicely stated miniature, tech nerd.

In chess and in art, there are archetypal works called "miniatures."[1]  Other disciplines have them also, I'm sure; but, they don't often go under those names.  For example, here is a paragraph taken from an article in PC World, which I just happened across via Google's (highly useful, in my opinion) Fast Flip:
If you want to kill your child's Facebook account, and that child is determined to not let you kill his account, you pretty much have to go Full Amish on the kid for two solid weeks -- no computer access at home, school, library, or friends' homes; no cell phone access at all. Really, anything with a browser on it -- the Playstation, PS3, the Kindle -- is off limits. Try that with a 14 year old sometime and tell me how that works.[2]
That "go Full Amish on the kid" was a nice phrase, intimating a nice image, especially given the subject at hand.  I'm sure Weird Al would agree.



[image] Steynian Blog

[1] "miniature" Wiktionary (Accessed Aug 15,2010)

[2] "Facebook May Get a Real 'Delete Account' Option" PC World July 28, 2010 (Accessed Aug 15, 2010)

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