Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Buzzwords of 2009; New York Times, 12/19/09

Mark Liebovich and Grant Barrett, New York Times; The Buzzwords of 2009:

"Catchphrases and buzzwords can tell us much about a year past — what resonated, what stuck, what the year revealed about the sensibility of the nation, whether you’re a wise Latina woman, a mini-Madoff, a teabagger or Balloon Boy...

orphan books

Volumes still in copyright but out of print and unavailable for sale, and whose copyright holders cannot be found. Rose in 2007 but peaked this year with the fierce discussion over the proposed Google Books settlement."

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