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Two Words (& More) I Can’t Stand

1. blogosphere

Several weeks ago, Arianna Huffington was on the Charlie Rose Show touting her new blog site, The Huffington Post. She made endless references to the “blogosphere”, the online community of bloggers and their sites.

I just say “online”. Isn’t that less pretentious than the b-word?

I wanted to count how many times she said it, but decided it wasn’t worth the wear on my Tivo hard drive.

2. cyberspace

See above.

3. the music industry

No musician ever says “the music industry”.

Besides, the only part of the music business that’s really industrial is the manufacturing and pressing of CDs, which will soon be as ancient as the Edison cylinder.

June 6, 2005 | Link to this entry


Paul Viapiano is a guitarist working in film, television and live performance based in sunny Pasadena, California.

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