Big Other on Action, Yes

by on Sep.03, 2011

Over at Big Other, Michael Leong has written a very interesting response to the Swedish issue of Action, Yes. Here’s an excerpt:

“To compromise,” in common parlance, has a negative connotation. To compromise means to “[w]eaken (a reputation or principle) by accepting standards that are lower than is desirable” (Merriam-Webster). Something (a site, a body, a person) that is “compromised” is “[e]xposed to risk, danger, or discredit”; it is, alternately, something “[t]hat has been in contact with infectious disease” (OED). For Google, a website that ”may have been hacked or otherwise compromised” means that ”third party has taken control of the site without the owner’s permission.” Cleary this is not a desideratum…or is it?

1 comment for this entry:
  1. Josef

    Is this true? Has Action, Yes! been compromised?