Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Oct 6 14:19:26 UTC 2010

At 10/5/2010 08:27 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>2010 _New Yorker_ (Oct. 11) 35: "Bob Woodward, while writing five books
>about wartime White House decision-making, has acted not only as an
>investigative reporter but also as a real-time archivist.
>"Instantaneous"? Or just "acting before time itself comes to an end within
>just the next few billion years"?

Simultaneous to (at the same time as) his investigation?  A bit like
the distinction in computing -- He's doing the archiving in the "real
time" of his main job, as he comes across a document worth
preserving, rather than "batching" what he finds for later execution


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