The Information Age

What metaphor should we use for the nexus for change in English.? Previous metaphors have been “the forum” and ” “the melting pot”. Perhaps now we should speak of the “chat room”, or “The Massively Multiplayer Online Game” (MMOG).  Four themes are identified here:

  1. Germanic mythology – hero warriors
  2. Online Gaming
  3. Virtuality: JPEGs, Dogecoin
  4. Acronyms