How words are learned

MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language — so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son’s life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch “gaaaa” slowly turn into “water.” Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.

Deb Roy: The birth of a word

“When I invented the Web, I didn’t have to ask anyone’s permission.”

When I invented the Web, I didn’t have to ask anyone’s permission. – Tim Berners-Lee

You know he is right if you know he invented the web. He ought to know better. Tim Berners-Lee is supporting net neutrality.