cultural notes from all over

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 7 02:07:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:

> new squeeze Josh by up- or downloading (I can never remember which is
> which)

The metaphor is that our own computers are "down" and the big servers
are "up". You or I UPload TO (the server, the Web, some site or other)
and we DOWNload FROM it.

m a m

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