Re: Cliches: How about "...in real time"?

Subject: Re: Cliches: How about "...in real time"?
From: Rob Sullivan <rbsulli1 -at- FACSTAFF -dot- WISC -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 00:06:20 -0500

>My favorite computer/high-tech cliche is "in real time." I know what
>it means, and God help me, I've used it more times than I care to
>admit, but it's a strange phrase. It sometimes leaves me asking, "as
>opposed to what other kind of time?"

>-Mike

As long as we're on truly baffling cliches of a technical nature, here's one
of my favorites, used to refer to the buildings and equipment of
institutions: such places have a *physical plant*.

As opposed to, say, the emotional plant? the spiritual plant? the ethereal
plant?



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Robert Sullivan
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"Men use thought only as authority for their injustice,
and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts." - Voltaire


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