[Ads-l] triptych

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 26 11:29:38 EDT 2019


> On Aug 26, 2019, at 1:37 AM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> On Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 8:40 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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>>> On Aug 25, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>>> Not to be confused with the homophonous "Triptik", the AAA's (American
>>> Automobile Association) name for their made-to-order detailed
>>> booklet-format maps of recommended routes from a specified point of
>> origin
>>> to a specified destination.
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>>> MAM
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>> Indeed.  Someone in my household used to refer to the AAA route guide as a
>> trip-titch, i.e. /trIptItS/, which I assumed involved a spelling
>> pronunciation (of the artist's “triptych”) followed by a conflation. Since
>> everyone has switched to Google Maps or similar software, the issue no
>> longer arises.
>> 
>> LH
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> "No longer arises" among people like us in being computer-literate and
> living in areas with reliable wireless internet coverage. I wouldn't get
> overly attached to its obsolescence across the whole population.

It’s not the reliable wireless that’s crucial.  There was a long interim period in which I used Mapquest to print out my own turn-by-turn maps and stapled them together to form a DIY triptik (or triptych).  But I take your point.  Still, I wonder how many Triptiks AAA makes up these days; I’ll try to remember to ask next time I’m picking up road maps from them (which I still like to do).  

LH


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>>> ÓN up l.p.{1 40099n Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 12:06 PM Barretts Mail <
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>>>> The OED definespp3 po 0wpep4s3 “triptych” as a set of three
>> writing-tablets, a card that
>>>> folds in three, or various works of art in three parts. Merriam-Webster
>> and
>>>> Wiktionary give similar definitions.
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>>>> This is being naturally extended to the Galaxy Z-Fold, a phone that
>> bends
>>>> into a shape like a triptych painting.
>>>> 
>>>> ****
>>>> Xiaomi teases a double-folding smartphone… ohhai digital triptych!
>>>> Natasha Lomas
>>>> 23 Jan 2019
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>> https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/23/xiaomi-teases-a-double-folding-smartphone-ohhai-digital-triptych/
>>>> <
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>> https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/23/xiaomi-teases-a-double-folding-smartphone-ohhai-digital-triptych/
>>>>> 
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>>>> The twist is the tablet does not have a single center parting but rather
>>>> two folds that divide it into three panels, with Xiaomi claiming in a
>>>> tweet: “It is the world’s first ever double folding phone.”
>>>> 
>>>> ...
>>>> 
>>>> Xiaomi’s triptych looks to offer a more pleasing design for handling the
>>>> inevitable air gap created by a folding screen by concealing the ends in
>>>> the middle of the dual folded panels.
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>>>> ####
>>>> 
>>>> Here is an extension to the meaning of three pieces of art:
>>>> 
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>>>> 32 works of fiction from around the world to watch for this fall
>>>> CBC Books
>>>> 22 Aug 2019
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> https://www.cbc.ca/books/32-works-of-fiction-from-around-the-world-to-watch-for-this-fall-1.5220597
>>>> <
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>> https://www.cbc.ca/books/32-works-of-fiction-from-around-the-world-to-watch-for-this-fall-1.5220597
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>>>> Africville tells the story of three generations of a family as they
>> drift
>>>> away from their roots in Nova Scotia. Structured as a triptych, the book
>>>> begins with Kath Ella during the Great Depression, who struggles to
>> raise
>>>> her family amid suspicious stares from white-skinned neighbours. Her son
>>>> Omar grows up frustrated by the racial prejudices he faces, and ends up
>>>> rebelling against his family. Kath Ella's grandson Warner then takes up
>> the
>>>> narrative from his father.
>>>> ####
>>>> ####
>>>> 
>>>> But there are other uses that seem to just mean “a set of three.”
>>>> 
>>>> ****
>>>> Cultural tourism on the rise on the Greek islands
>>>> Niko Efstathiou
>>>> 17 Aug 2019
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> http://www.ekathimerini.com/243568/gallery/ekathimerini/life/cultural-tourism-on-the-rise-on-the-greek-islands
>>>> <
>>>> 
>> http://www.ekathimerini.com/243568/gallery/ekathimerini/life/cultural-tourism-on-the-rise-on-the-greek-islands
>>>>> 
>>>> With each incremental step, the Greek islands are bringing cultural
>>>> tourism into the spotlight, transforming the reductive stereotype into a
>>>> proud new triptych: “sun, sea and culture.”
>>>> ####
>>>> ####
>>>> 
>>>> ****
>>>> Call him King Trump
>>>> Jane Greenway Carr
>>>> 25 Aug 2019
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/opinions/call-him-king-trump-opinion-weekly-column-carr/index.html
>>>> <
>>>> 
>> https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/opinions/call-him-king-trump-opinion-weekly-column-carr/index.html
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> The United States of America isn't the first country to endure an
>>>> "unhinged" leader, observed John Avlon, but the nation may be facing a
>> new
>>>> threshold with Trump's triptych this week: making the "chosen one"
>> comment,
>>>> retweeting a conspiracy theorist who called him the "second coming of
>> God"
>>>> and joking about giving himself a Medal of Honor.
>>>> ####
>>>> ####
>>>> 
>>>> ****
>>>> Wente Untucked: Vineyard Table and Tasting Lounge
>>>> Nicholas Boer
>>>> 23 Aug 2019
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> http://www.diablomag.com/September-2019/Wente-Untucked-Vineyard-Table-and-Tasting-Lounge/
>>>> <
>>>> 
>> http://www.diablomag.com/September-2019/Wente-Untucked-Vineyard-Table-and-Tasting-Lounge/
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> In the airy space, a triptych of vineyards echoes the historic
>>>> fifth-generation family-run winery’s extensive, award-winning wine
>> list—as
>>>> do the gnarly vines of Wente clone chardonnay that are displayed behind
>>>> glass at the bar.
>>>> ####
>>>> ####
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>>>> The Defence Industrial Triptych: Government as a Customer, Sponsor and
>>>> Regulator of Defence Industry
>>>> Henrik Heidenkamp, John Louth, Trevor Taylor
>>>> 20 Feb 2015 (Google-dated)
>>>> https://tinyurl.com/y4rlch5f <https://tinyurl.com/y4rlch5f>
>>>> 
>>>> [No citations other than the title]
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>>>> ####
>>>> 
>>>> Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
>>>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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