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Visual App for Selecting Perfect Words When Writing [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, March 2, 2008
12 years ago2,477 views

Immediately see synonyms antonyms and various forms of a given word

Results given in a cloud format for easy visualization

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Strangely enough neither of these visual-thesaurii sites deemed it important to post even a demo screendump of their respective "data clouds" in action. Instead, every one of us is apparently expected to download, install and configure the tool first to get a glimpse of its profile (verbal diarrhea?)

Still, visiting the sites wasn't all a waste of time, as the contained this concise, for-once-unambiguous acknowledgment of what a pompously-vacuous, sophorific, is the newly-trendy concept of "[data or whatever] cloud" (EMPHASIS MINE):

"[...] We've been thinking about the data cloud in the Lounge these days. 'What data cloud?' you may ask, and well that you should: it's a term relatively new to English and it hasn't yet settled down to a SINGLE FIXED MEANING. The data cloud we've been thinking about is the Big One: the nebulous dataset consisting of all the data that is, in principle, at your fingertips when they are poised above an Internet-connected keyboard. [...]"

Nebulous, indeed.

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