Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 09:07:33 EST
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: Brick reality and language in cyberspace
Your mention of "brick reality" is the first I've heard. It seems
parallel to another usage I am familiar with: skin meeting. There are now
electronic "meetings" of various 12-step groups (Alcoholics Anonymous, et.c)
on the net, and members of those groups sometimes refer to flesh-and-blood
meetinsgs as "skin meetings."
Bethany Dumas = dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utkvx.utk.edu
I can see the memo now: "There will be a organizational skin meeting of
college athletic supporters on May 15 at 8:00 P. M. in the gymnasium."
Forgive me. My eyes are blind; my head is numb; I spent the night tending
to an infant trying to become a toddler. How do parents of teenagers cope?
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu
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