Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 13:22:42 -0600

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

Subject: Re: Brick reality and language i

Skin meetings, snail mail, brick reality. Nice collection already a-gathering.

I tend to see "virtual reality" as of two different kinds, thus perhaps

needing two different contrasting terms. "Brick reality" is a better

opposite for the virtual reality that computer scientists work on -- the

kind like the tunnels in Crichton's _Disclosure_. The other kind of

virtual reality involves net life -- as opposed to ftf experiences.

Looks like non-electronic forms are becoming the marked ones.

True. At least among net surfers.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]