Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “webster” as “a person who makes a living by weaving or spinning wool, cotton, or other fibers into yarn and then knitting fabric.”
In the modern day, webster is usually used as a verb to describe the act of weaving together two or more pieces of information in order to create an entirely new piece of knowledge.
When you do webster, you take two ideas that already exist and combine them into something new. For example:
If you know how to play guitar, and if you love cooking, then when you do webster, you might come up with an idea like “Guitar-Cooking Lessons” or “Guitar-Cooking Parties” or “A Guitar Cookbook.”
Another way to think about it is this: If you were looking at a cloud in the sky and saw a shape that looked like a bunny rabbit or an elephant or whatever, that would be called seeing something where there was nothing before… but when you look at two different things together and see something new — that’s called doing webster.
Last modified: October 3, 2022