Though this meditation will not be as poetic as the masterful #32 (by the esteemed Athanasious Schadenpoodle, 2013, SpecGram CLXVI.4), it is just as important, and thus officially recognized by the Kvetchwhinger’s Order of the Most Squeaky Wheel.
Through my connection with certain shadowy forces and/or powerful lobbies, I came to hear about SpecGram’s intent to publish a “Tenth Digiversary Issue”. While I suppose it is within your rights to celebrate your contribution to the impending collapse of civilization (see the comments of the wise Fædrus Ϙ. Χ. Plaid’oh, 2009, Collateral Descendant of Lingua Pranca), you should at least have the etymological decency to do so in a dignified manner. Or is SpecGram secretly in league with the anarchic Γραμματο-Χαοτικον?
Of course, it is usually wiser to assume poorly concealed incompetence rather than cleverly hidden malice in most things. (The execrable Butch McBastard notwithstanding, of course.) With that charitable thought in mind, I would like to gently chide the Editorial Board of SpecGram for choosing “digiversary” when “webiversary” would do, and do better.
As should be plain to see, the World Wide Web does not encompass all things digital, though arguably all things on the web are at least in some sense digital. One can easily overlook the fact that back issues of SpecGram (as well as the celebrated Journal of the Linguistic Society of South-
Of course, the Late Modern SpecGram Era
What you are celebrating is the anniversary of the full-
Obligatory congratulations are hereby proffered, but, really, we expect better from you.
Intern housing at the annual editorial retreat.