The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 May 2004

Exiled to Cyberia

"Cyber" bothers Erica:


Er, I guess it's more of a prefix.


No, it can be used as a word.


That's how I hate it most. But I hate it as a prefix, too.

It's easy to hate. As I once said:

"Cyberspace" itself was a reasonable coinage, its forebear "cybernetics" having been established for a good half-century or so by now, but not everything lends itself to being cyber-ed — not that anyone will be dissuaded by that simple fact.

Then again, I suppose it's a good thing we're overworking a prefix, instead of a suffix, this time. If I hear of just one more political scandal referred to as Something-gate, I swear I'm going to cyberbarf.

Which I've done rather a lot in the eight years since I posted that.

Posted at 9:25 PM to Almost Yogurt