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Friday, November 3, 2023

Welcome back to Wolmania. I am confident that you will love this issue. Read on.

Wood computer

David Pierce from The Verge talked to this guy who built himself a wood computer. This is the story of that wood computer. Pretty cool idea but I'm holding out for a titanium phone.

Item 2: a list

Punctuation marks in English. Also, noting here for the record that I am aware I ranked English punctuation marks on April 22, 2022. This is different because now I'm ranking *American* English marks.

American English punctuation marks, ranked

  1. Comma (,)
  2. Em dash (—)
  3. Semicolon (;)
  4. Slash (/)
  5. Question mark (?)
  6. Elipsis (…)
  7. Brackets ([])
  8. Exclamation point (!)
  9. Quotation marks (“”)
  10. Period (.)
  11. En-dash (–)
  12. Apostrophe (‘)
  13. Parentheses (())
  14. Colon (:)
  15. Hyphen (-)
  16. Single quotation marks (‘’)
  17. Braces ({})

Note: obviously we here at Wolmania love the interrobang (‽) but, alas, it hasn’t really caught on. We’re also intrigued by Hervé Bazin’s proposed additional punctuation marks:

the "irony point" or "irony mark" (point d'ironie); the "love point" (point d'amour), or "love point"; the "conviction point" (point de conviction); the "authority point" (point d'autorité); the "acclamation point" (point d'acclamation); the "doubt point" (point de doute)

Item 3: a media recommendation

Superbus - Radio Song

Item 4: word of the week


Look, throw all the vitriol and contumely you want at me - I can take it. Just leave my bichon frisé out of it.

Item 5: a photograph

Check out this blue-footed frickin' booby. Bill Couch 2016.

See ya!

Thanks for reading. See you again next week.