"Moving through this type of semantic visualization, the jumps can be unexpected, allowing for the emergence of a different kind of serendipity than the kind that a print reference normally provides. The entire inventory of senses for a given word, with accompanying synonyms for each sense, can blossom forth like a flower on the screen." -- Ben Zimmer of the Visual Thesaurus, on the thesaurus, its past, and its place in the modern world.
October 21, 2014 (294/365): ser·en·dip·i·ty /ser ənˈdip ə dē/ (noun): the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way, a fortunate accident; synonyms: chance, fluke, good luck, good fortune, fortuity, providence; happy coincidence. "What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open." José Manuel Barroso (C'est ma vie!: Serendipity)