Monday, May 31, 2004

In the "Culture on the Skids" column

Homer's The Illiad can now be viewed on your cellphone - done with emoticons and messenger-speak, courtesy of Microsoft. Gives a whole new meaning to e-book, doesn't it.

Reminds me of this little gem where you can type like a 12 year old on AOL.

"OMG! LOL!!!!" Now they don't have to think about what Homer might be saying - it's been riped apart by the geniuses at Microsoft.

A man's tongue is a glib and twisty thing... - Aeneas, to Achilles

Even a fool learns something once it hits him. - Menelaus

hat tip: Dead Parrot Society