ethernight
no, really.
November 23rd, 2008 01:32 pm
I'm glad to see that as various forms of electronic communication abound, the phrase "in real life" ("IRL") is becoming slowly replaced by terms like "verbally", "in person" or even "in meatspace". Finally, we're getting over the idea that electronic interactions are any less "real" than their analog counterparts. Why even this post feels less pretend, doesn't it?

I wonder if the society ever went through similar dismissive phase about telephone conversations when they began to enjoy popular use. "Well, we have talked on the telephone, but this is the first time we have conversed legitimately."
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From:auryn29a
Date:November 24th, 2008 - 04:52 am
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I love "meatspace."
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From:suburban_gypsy
Date:November 26th, 2008 - 10:31 pm
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Word.
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