My media week 20/02/11

RSA’s Animate videos, in which an illustrator draws images while a speaker presents an idea, are one of the best things you can see on the web. In this one, Steven Pinker looks at Language as a Window into Human Nature

The Guardian had a link to this visual representation of the most borrowed authors from UK libraries.

In The City Journal Clark Whelton attacks Vagueness, the linguistic virus that infected spoken language in the late twentieth century: What Happens in Vagueness Stays in Vagueness:The decline and fall of American English, and stuff.

The LSE has a podcast of the always controversial Bjørn Lomborg: Putting Global Warming into Perspective.

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