I am still here, honestly (not that I’ve had a flood of people asking why I haven’t posted in a week). I just haven’t posted because, well, two reasons:
1. I haven’t found anything that has roused me to do so, and,
2. I’ve been busy
Not that I haven’t been posting to my other sites (part of the reason for including the links to them on the home page with the latest post is to show that while I may not be posting here I’m busy keeping other sites running).
The main reason for my tardiness is the fact that I’ve been giving my film blog a much needed makeover (I’ve been meaning to do it for ages). I’ve also put together a blog for someone else and have helped bring a friend of mine’s blog back from beyond. Not to mention Christmas shopping and the daily inconvience that is work.
I was planning to write a quick post about how all the technology and media companies need to get their minds away from digital rights management, that it’s doing them more harm than good and is, in the long term, a waste of money, which was triggered by an article on Slate and a post by Andy ‘I really need to post more often’ Budd. But, frankly, I can’t be bothered.
So, I shall leave you with this excerpt from Fact or Fiction: A Dossier of Old Beliefs that Die Hard from the Readers Digest, 1973 (compiled by Russell Ash).
It is common practice to read such signs as ‘Ye Olde Tea Shoppe’ as ‘Yee Olde…’ But the correct pronounciation is simply ‘the’. This is because in Anglo-Saxon writing the sound ‘th’ was represented by a symbol known as the thorn, þ, which was later printed as ‘y’, though still pronounced ‘th’. ‘Ye’, the plural of ‘thou’, is however correctly pronounced ‘yee’.