Tech News Today 586: You’re All Pretty

Hosts: Tom Merritt, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell

iPhones 5 and simultaneous data and calls, how to make a phone, Intel blows your mind, and more.

Guests: Andy Ihnatko and Brian Cooley

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Running time: 53:07

One Response to “Tech News Today 586: You’re All Pretty”

  1. FYI: Andy Ihnatko and Brian Cooley chortled over the use of “…a myriad…” by Marilyn Williams. You might wish to inform them that, in fact, THEY are incorrect, and Marilyn’s usage is correct. The word, “myriad” is NOT ONLY an adjective. It is also a noun.

    Recent criticism of the use of myriad as a noun, both in the plural form myriads and in the phrase a myriad of, seems to reflect a mistaken belief that the word was originally and is still properly only an adjective. As the entries here show, however, the noun is in fact the older form, dating to the 16th century. The noun myriad has appeared in the works of such writers as Milton (plural myriads) and Thoreau (a myriad of), and it continues to occur frequently in reputable English. There is no reason to avoid it.

    Examples of MYRIAD

    There are a myriad of possibilities.

    Mr. McCullough hails Adams for being uncannily prescient … foreseeing a myriad of developments, from the difficulty of defeating the British … to the divisive consequences of slavery. —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 22 May 2001

    – David