We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]


Used as noun or verb. The willful omission of one or more words so the meaning of the statement is no longer understood but that the statement suits the needs of the writer in launching an ad hominem attack whether or not the construction is truthful or grammatically complete.

Named after Maureen Dowd, based on her manufacture of a quote attributed to President Bush in her May 14, 2003 column (as first reported by Robert Cox on TheNationalDebate.com).

The term and the practice are often found in the Blogosphere.

(Coined by James Taranto)


abrev. Do Not Quote/Do Not Print. May be used in online correspondence, to clarify that these words/comments should not be posted on the other person’s blog.

(adapted by Gary Farber from common science fiction fandom usage)

Dead-tree media

phrase. Paper newspapers and magazines, also known as Old Media. Also: ‘on dead trees’.