Re: State of the art

Subject: Re: State of the art
From: Connie Winch <CEW -at- MACOLA -dot- USA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 00:00:00 LCL

>Date: 30-Nov-95 10:13:50 EST
>From: mail -at- ih (Scott Goodhue) {goodhue -at- SMTPGATE -dot- DISCLOSURE -dot- COM}
> Call for Neologism:

> The term "state of the art" has been used for some time to refer to
> the highest level of development. In your opinion, is it hackneyed?
> I posed the question once to an STC PIC a while ago and one member
> suggested: "Bleeding edge." This may be too bloody for many. I
> considered " the fore-running cusp" for a softer sound, but neither
> terms seem adequate to me. They just don't have the ring of an
> engineering feat. I've also run across "state of the edge," but it's
> a mere substitution of one word for another. Any suggestions
> welcomed.

> Scott Goodhue
> sgoodhue -at- disclosure -dot- com

What's wrong with "cutting edge"? When I hear "state of the art", I
generally think highest level, but taken at face value the terms sounds
more like it's referring to the status quo.

|Connie E. Winch | Don't be so open-minded |
|Technical Writer | your brains fall out. |
|Macola, Inc. | |
|cew -at- macola -dot- usa -dot- com | -Unknown |

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