Analogical Tweet


I read a lot about how we interact more and more the Internet and less and less in the so-called meatspace. (Ironically, I read that often on the web...). But sometimes, I am not sure that there is a barrier between both. For instance, I exchange real (physical) letters with people that I don't know in flesh, and I exchange e-mails with friends, neighbours and relatives. 

Another example of that flow boundaries: I have received an analogical Twitter tool (rubber stamp) by snail mail...

It arrived inside a very small packet. From Heleen (the Netherlands), of course!

6 comments:

  1. Brilliant!
    (I'd never heard the expression meatspace - I'm sure there must be a better phrase. How about 'real life!)

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  2. I never heard of 'meatspace' either. Makes me think of the freshly invented new terms 'fleshspace' ('irl') versus 'flashspace (digitally communicated) :-)

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    1. (as the - also good - term 'in real life' has become controversial, at least in our country it does not distinguish anymore: for many nowadays people digital life IS real life :-D )

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  3. I've recently learnt both terms, meatspace and fleshpace in some books. And I'm afraid I agree with Heleen: real life doesn't mean what it used to. The boundaries aren't as clear as they were some years ago.

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    1. Point taken! I'll withdraw my 'real life' suggestion but I'll keep searching for a better expression than meatspace - it sounds too much like meatsafe - one of those gauze fronted cupboards we had when I was a child.

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    2. Definitely, we need a term! Let me know when you find it :)

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