"real time"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 3 10:53:01 UTC 2012

This post is designed to resuscitate the thread started in May 2011 by
Jon Lighter about the mutable meaning of the expression "real time".

Here is another example. The blog about Japan at the Wall Street
Journal is called:


With occasional posts on this thread we can continue watch the
evolution of "real time" in real time.

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:37 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Gov. Pawlenti explained to Christiane Amanpour on ABC yesterday that as a
> youth, he had learned various hard lessons about life "with my own eyes" and
> "in real time."
> JL
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> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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