Monday, 5th May 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

On Draft: an occasional column devoted to tracking social change with reference to draft additions to the OED:

2002: screen saver
2011: screen grab, screen grabber, screen grabbing

Einstein is supposed to have said, ‘After all, everybody has to do his thinking alone.’ Everybody still has to do their thinking alone; but now, if they’re not careful or lucky, they end up doing it alone and staring at a screen.