"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
Elizabeth's and Sam's NYT pieces
In case you missed it, Elizabeth McCracken has a terrific essay on that old-school phone phreak dude, Josef Engressia. (Via Antoine. I was never a phreak, but I did subscribe for a while to 2600.) And Sam Chang writes about caucusing in Iowa.