Archive for July, 2007

A New Justinian

28Jul07

Legislation, legitimacy, and legibility are fundamentally interrelated concepts. Legislate and legitimate are both derived from the latin legis or law. Legibility is derived from legere (to read) or legein (to declare). While I’m certainly no legal historian or evolutionary linguist, obviously these roots share a common ancestor that can likely be traced back to the […]


I’ve only recently started watching The Office (only the U.S. version) on DVD and nearly always bust a gut at the glances exchanged and overwhelmingly awkward moments . But I started to wonder if this quasi-documentary might be understood in a different light: is there another subtext in which we might interpret the staggering ineptitude […]