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Full Article Attached Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Monday 22nd September 2003

Monday September 29th, 2003

The minutes of the mozilla.org staff meeting of Monday 22nd September 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.5 final, Mozilla 1.4.1, Talkback, Mozilla Thunderbird, the September 30th deadline, the Roadmap, the Mozilla Foundation employees mailing list, localisation and moving the web and mail servers.


#16 Before i know what you mean by ostension ...

by PaulBe

Tuesday September 30th, 2003 2:50 AM

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So what do you mean by "ostension" if this was not a typo?

I could find on <http://www.ostension.org/> : The word 'ostention' comes from the Latin 'ostendere', to show. It was used by semiotician Umberto Eco to refer to moments in oral communication when, instead of using words, people substitute actions, such as putting a finger on your lips to indicate that someone should be quiet. Folklorists Linda Dégh and Andrew Vázsonyi appropriated the term in their 1983 article "Does the word 'dog' bite? Ostensive Action as a Means of Legend-Telling" to refer to ways in which real-life actions are guided by legends.