Word clouds are one of the many new forms of writing that can no longer meaningfully be read aloud – they break the tie between speech and writing which the alphabet introduced almost four centuries ago.
Corporate music retains many of the heroic characteristics of patriotic hymns – rising melodies in a major key and large intervals, signaling energy, aspiration, growth, and progress.
Taking a dog (or other animal) to school was once a common theme in children’s stories. The moral was always the same. The dog was disruptive, could not sit still, didn’t understand what the teacher said, and eventually had to leave the classroom.