By Matt Vicker
Here is an interesting TED Talk on the joys of lexicography (dictionary-making) by lexicographer Erin McKean in 2007. She has some interesting ideas about looking at the field. Please have a look and let me know what you think.
Here is the link if the embedding doesn’t work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_952036&feature=iv&src_vid=UmvOgW6iV2s&v=J4VzuWmN8zY