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Subject:Talk about evolving language... From:John Posada <john -at- TDANDW -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 22 Dec 1998 14:17:03 -0500
I just received a news posting from a financial services company that I
do business with and I noticed this paragraph:
"I'm immensely grateful to all the 'dot-commers' who have done this
for me," Wolfe said, referring to ....
Notice the term "dot-commers". Geez...just when I was getting used to
web surfers. The author of this quote is Tom Wolfe, the author of "A Man
in Full", "Bonfire of the Vanities", "The Right Stuff ", and others.
John Posada, Technical Writer
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