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How the Rise of Cyber Culture Is Changing Language

Linguist Geoff Nunberg talks about the computer language of the nineties, and looks at how new "information age" words sound remarkably like George Orwell's Newspeak.


Other segments from the episode on July 6, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 6, 1994: Interview with Lise Funderburg, Debo Adegbile, and Zenobia Kujichagulia; Interview with Fred Lager; Commentary on computer language in the 1990s.


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