Re: Anthropomorphic Phrases

Subject: Re: Anthropomorphic Phrases
From: Cheryle Wiese <cjwiese -at- HOTMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 10:29:55 PDT

Karen Wiley wrote:

<snip>I thought this a terrific example of anthropomorphisms. Funny how
a writer can humanize a computer or program and not really notice
it.</snip>

Writers aren't the only ones *guilty* of silly anthropomorphisms. In the
last three years, I have worked with two different databases--one was
named "Barkley" the other was "EDDE"-- and both were named by the
program developers.

:) Cheryle


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