[ExI] Looking for a word
spike66 at att.net
Thu Jun 24 19:47:23 UTC 2010
--- On Thu, 6/24/10, Ross Evans <ross.evans11 at gmail.com> wrote:
How about a neologism...
'Discorpality' a conflation of discorporate and reality. A reality existing in the ethereal realms of the cyberspace.
This is my favorite so far, better than my own notion, metasphere. Ross, well done, sir! He is right: most terms we could think of already carry the baggage of previous use in a similar context. The terms web and cloud worked because they had not already been used in the software context. The weakness of discorpality I see is that it has five syllables, whereas ideally we want no more than two, even one if we can do it.
In the spirit of Ross' notion of a neologism, I propose the term "reeth" loosely derived from the remarkably succinct and inclusive definition suggested by Ross, a "reality existing in the ethereal realms of cyberspace." Reeth also has the advantage of ryhming with wreath, a leafy collection of various things which are joined to come full circle.
When we decide on a term, let us just start using it, see if it catches hold.
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