Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 16:37:51 -0400

From: Gareth Branwyn GarethB2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: New word?

Maybe I just haven't been paying attention and this word is already widely

used, but it's new to me. The following message appeared today in another


My messages to . . . keep getting bounced back---does anyone have a

new edress (are you there . . .)?

It is, in fact, in use, though I'm not sure how widely. I first heard it used

by John Plunkett, the art director at Wired, and I think it's it fairly

widespread usage throughout Wired Ventures. I'm surprised it's not in Wired

Style. I almost included it in the book version of Jargon Watch and I'm not

even sure why I didn't. A quick search on AltaVista yields 259 matches (Web)

and 49 (Usenet).