Cliches: How about " real time"?

Subject: Cliches: How about " real time"?
From: Michael Uhl <uhl -at- VISLAB -dot- EPA -dot- GOV>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 1995 11:03:26 -0400

My favorite computer/high-tech cliche is "in real time." I know what
it means, and God help me, I've used it more times than I care to
admit, but it's a strange phrase. It sometimes leaves me asking, "as
opposed to what other kind of time?"


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