Is the Datum/Data Distinction Dead?
Also, Professor McWhorter on his favorite dinosaur.
This week David Straayer ventures: “I assert that in the modern, computer age, data is a non-count noun, and its historical past as a Latin plural is gone forever, except to stubborn grammar mavens who can’t count in binary.”
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