Ethernight (ethernight) wrote,

no, really.

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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