There is often a “drum roll, crash!” when someone from the government mentions that we have a very sophisticated intelligence system in this country. Of course, the pundit is referring to the use of the word which would mean that we have a smart, clever, highly-sophisticated educational system which produces really, smart people. ( I […]
SOUSVEILLANCE: ordinary citizens keeping recorded track of officials, instead of the other way around.
If you pay attention carefully, you’ll realize that the word sousveillance is a reversal of a more familiar word, surveillance. Surveillance is a term originating in the French language which uses the prefix, sur, meaning above. Veillance, the main body of the word means to watch. Therefore, the meaning of surveillance is to “watch over.” […]