today I realized that modern English (internet English?) has a vocative case of sorts, marked with the prefix ‘@-‘, even when the program/app/medium does not actually have the mention facility. also used in speech but rarely, often as ‘don’t @ me’.
A Mastodon instance for programming language theorists and mathematicians. Or just anyone who wants to hang out.
@shardulc you might enjoy Gretchen McCulloch's book Because Internet