50|50 Words is a collection of language to describe reuse. It is not a taxonomy, a word that stuffs all it encounters, nor is it a hectoring bleat. It is a minifesto; a big shout in small type. Why 50? Well, why not? Each word is an instrument; a contrivance chosen deliberately in order to activate another 50 associations. Words are like buildings. They reflect cultures and embody continuous change.
The revisions of both are comprehended through the processes of reuse. Yet, present lexes do not effectively describe the future of the past. 50|50 is both polemic and a paean. The idiosyncratic poetry of a voice finding its feet. Its claim is to declare a current vocabulary, one that articulates centuries of practice, the unfinished business of words and buildings in unending change.