May 31, 2001
Quote of the Moment
God grant him every mercy and God convince us of our phenomenal good luck in having ordinary lives.
--Salon.com's Mr. Blue, referring to a recent graduate diagnosed with "a degenerative disease with a brick-wall prognosis."
Links of the Moment
The Douglas Coupland Dictionary is a glossary of neologisms the author has put forth in his books. Wired's Jargon Watch explores the same territory. Many are too cutesy or complex to enter general use, but some (such as "McJob") have entered common use. Coupland is even credited for popularizing "Generation X", the title of one of those books. (Coupland link via Bill the Splut's the news, Jargon Watch link via...uh...Wired and google)