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Top verboticism of the day created by artr
DEFINITION: n. An old media format that is no longer popular or easily accessible, such as floppy disks, VHS tapes or stone tablets. v. To try to access data stored in an old-fashioned media format, especially it requires the use archaic technology and/or protocols.
Sentence: William loved old things. He loved books and vinyl records. He had the largest collection of 8-tracks of anybody he knew. When he snapped at one of his friends for teasing him he felt bad and decided to talk to his priest for guidance. After all who would understand him better than someone who's job was based on a book. When he got to church, he found that the confessional was now a cyber-cafe with a library of inspirational CDs and lessons on how to text the priest. Instead of absolution he got obsolution.
Etymology: obsolete (no longer produced or used; out of date)absolution (formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment.)
Created by: artr.
Obsolutley fabulous! - Nosila, 2009-01-07: 19:00:00
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Fun stuff! - artr, 2009-01-07: 06:39:00
philosophical one - bigveg, 2008-03-14: 03:04:00
So, what you are saying is that every idea ever related by mankind are somehow stored in the universe. The last words spoken by Amelia Earhart may be recorded in the sand of an isolated atoll somewhere, the waves of her voice rearranging the particles of sand that lay beneath her contorted face as she met her end. The lost works of Chaucer could be reclaimed from the atomic impressions remaining on a rotting desk from the 14th century. The library at Alexandria could be reconstructed from a million fragments of ashen scrolls with the ability to distinguish ink from charcoal, and vast arrays of computers to reassemble the fragments into complete manuscripts. Every electromagnetic conveyance of media ever produced can be reclaimed from the stars if we can overcome the speed of light in order to catch up to it, as it travels through the vast emptiness of space. The only idea that can never be successfully reclaimed is the idea that is never communicated, so long as we can use our intellect in pursuit of the technology to recover that information. The possibility of mankind is limitl...whoops, gotta go, American Idol is on! - Banky, 2008-03-14: 10:23:00
Nice word :) - Banky, 2008-03-14: 10:24:00
Maybe planned obsolescence is in our DNA? - arrrteest, 2008-03-14: 13:21:00
I think there may be a book in this one - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-14: 14:03:00
Wow! Never expected so many comments on my two QUEST-tionings! It was asked in a much lighter vein than it was received! Banky, you read so much more into those two little questions!!! But here's another question for what ever you all want to see in it. Do our subconscious minds tap into an ethereal storage bank of all knowledge in the universe, then come up with bits of knowledge and solutions our conscious minds couldn't find ... and then place that in our conscious minds? I'll leave the book writing up to Banky and Nosila. I just have questions ... for me, life is but a quest for more about all things. I'm just grateful for how much easier it is to access all information in all the various media! But at the rate it is growing ... there is no such thing as all-knowing among us mere mortals. You're right Jabberwocky ... a book ... maybe many books!!! (wink/big smile). - silveryaspen, 2008-03-14: 16:58:00
Nice word;thought provoking sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-16: 17:03:00
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