Noam Chomsky On The Spontaneous Invention Of LanguageLink (Thanks, Kestrell!)
Language abhors a vacuum. Also: On Why Kids Learn Languages Easily
Jane Goodall On Why Words Hurt
World's foremost expert on chimpanzees says language can make it harder to communicate. Also: On The Dangers Of E-Mail
Vint Cerf On How The Internet Changed Communication
Computer networking pioneer says the Internet is making our world a smaller place. Also: On Networking In Space
Kurt Vonnegut On Telling A Story
Legendary novelist warns that ink on paper is no way to communicate.
Desmond Morris On Symbolic Gestures
There's a lot of meaning in a raised finger. Also: On Close Encounters On Cross-Cultural Communication
Wil Wheaton On Blogging
An instant message conversation with one of the Internet's most popular bloggers.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.