Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 19:38:00 -0500
From: "Peter L. Patrick" PPATRICK[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUVAX.BITNET
Subject: Re: More Responses
Maybe our announcement of the WOTY contest/results ought to include
not only a list of previous winners, but a somewhat fuller statement
of how we see the contest and how it's evolved. For the popular press,
too, an analogy might not hurt. Just as Time's Man-of-the-Year award
is not generally given to people BORN in the year in question, so
neither is ours, unless they happen to thereby achieve sufficient
prominence right away! Newness is not the only kind of significance,
etc. If we nipped that in the bud a little more directly maybe the
WORDS-L readers would get it.
[Is it still called MOTY? Shows you how long since I;'ve paid
attenbtion to Time-- and I truly feel better for it...]
Now that we've saluted "morph" officially, we could even have
a MOTY of our own-- Morph(eme) of the Year...
Btw (has "btw" ever received an award?), I liked the press
release (more than the winning choice). Thanks y'all....