Date: Tue, 1 Nov 1994 09:03:34 -0600
From: Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CWIS.UNOMAHA.EDU
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]unomaha.edu
"What gets better is the precision with which we vex each other."