[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)
colin at fine.me.uk
Sun Jun 6 17:15:06 EDT 2010
Jameela Lares wrote:
> Either the word will stay in general use or go back to its specialized users. I rather imagine it will be the latter. I can't see that "orthogonal" fills any special needs for the general population.
Ah, but there is a two-stage process here. I predict that it will retain
its metaphorical use (which is different from its formal mathematical
use) in technical and technological contexts. The question is whether it
will spread much beyond these contexts.
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