Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 09:03:34 -0600

From: Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CWIS.UNOMAHA.EDU

Subject: Relics

Until CD's came out, I never noticed my own use of the word

"album." I think it's because a cassette also has a flip side.

With CD's all around, album (and flip side) sound weird. Well,

my kids correct me!

A stero is no longer a turntable + amp and

speakers. With technology, relics don't have to go back a

generation--or else a generation has become so foreshortened that

we can live through, oh, a dozen or so generations in one


On a walk recently, I said, "That dog sounds like she's in an

iron lung." And someone else said, oh I remember those. The

relics are also in metaphors and similes, not just direct



Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

"What gets better is the precision with which we vex each other."

-Clifford Geertz