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Thursday, 11 June 2020

A Legacy: a rant.

I have received a dreadful warning from Blogger, the magnificent and generous organisation which hosts this blog.

It says:

In late June, the new Blogger interface will become the default for all users. The legacy interface will still be available as an option. We recommend trying the new interface by clicking 'Try the new Blogger' in the left-hand navigation. Please file any critical issues encountered

I have not clicked 'Try the New Blogger' in the left-hand navigation (what's a navigation when it's at home?) because the mere thought of 'critical issues' brings on a headache.

In any case, I quite like the idea of a legacy interface. It sounds dignified and elegant. If Blogger really wants to chase people away from it they should have called it the antediluvian, or old-fashioned, or musty, or worn-out interface.

As it is, I shall ignore the thing and hope.

If The Word Den fails to appear one day, just listen out for the anguished screaming: it'll be your very own frumpy blogger. 

Otherwise known as me.

Word To Use Today: legacy. The Latin word lēgtāia means commission. The word legacy first appeared in the English language in the 1300s, when it meant the office of a legate, who was an official messenger (a bit like a delegate, nowadays). The word is connected to the Latin word lēx, which means law.

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