Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 04:51:40 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: Brick reality and language in cyberspace

(a) To what extent is this usage of "brick reality" an established


I've never heard it, but I like it. I've usually heard something ordinary

like "physical reality" in contrast with "virtual reality." I do like seeing

the word "reality" there, btw. I find it inaccurate to contrast virtual life

with "real life" since I find virtual life quite real.

I apologize that these questions may be somewhat outside the scope of

this list, and I apologize if the answers are too obvious to native


I don't see them as outside of the scope of the list at all. Nor are the

answers obvious. (My answer to question 2 & 3 is "I don't know.")

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]