Saturday, April 21, 2007


Picking up a baton from JochenEnglish: As you know, not only can words and whole languages become obsolete, but new words ("neologisms") keep popping up, sometimes thanks to the creativity of a single person ;) "Digistraction" is one I think has a great future ahead of it, because the very fact of me sitting here typing this might be counted as such already: The distraction potential of the new media and the web in particular, making people "wilf" - itself a neologism, or rather acrostichon, made up of the first letters of the term "(what) was I looking for" and designating aimless surfing of the web, following one link after another and, eventually, not knowing what time it is and how the heck you ever got to the website you're reading at 2:30 am.

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