Tuesday, October 26, 2010


One may learn about Italy by studying the words in Italian which don't quite correspond to their English alternatives. Sistemare is an example, which I may discuss on another occasion. If I ever grasp the meaning of word intendere I will write about it. Today's word however is strumentalizzare.
What it means is to make someone or something a tool to be used for another purpose.

I don't know an English word that means exactly this.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stephen L. Bloom

It has been a great sadness to us to learn that our good friend and collaborator Steve Bloom died on 11th October. He had been sick for some time. We would like to express our sympathy to his wife Cynthia Graae, daughters Valeria and Paula Bloom and his brother Peter Bloom.

We will always remember his intelligence and humour and the good times we had with him in Sydney and Italy. We will plant a tree at our mountain house in Roncola in his memory.

Bob and Nicoletta

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Old post: Why are we concerned? F.W. Lawvere

This is an old post of Friday, March 31, 2006 taken from the Categories mailing list.

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