The word of the week is ‘computer’, 1920s fashion

The  Oxford English Dictionary, prepared between 1884 and 1928 for the Clarendon Press, is a wonderful book. As is its 1971 Compact edition, which is the whole thing in two volumes – unabridged and complete, but rendered down in micro-printing. You need a magnifying glass to read it. I use it reasonably often. One of… More The word of the week is ‘computer’, 1920s fashion