Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

virtually yours | love and friendship in the computer age

How to write about this without being supremely bored or boring is the challenge, because although I could fill volumes on the topic of human interaction in general as have for many writers, particularly on the subjects of love and friendship, it seems that it’s all been said before and that there is nothing unique left here. Yet the newest form of human engagement always struck me as preposterous and yet intriguing and until recently, I did not have any first hand experience with the internet relationp, that is, the idea of meeting people online and forming so called “real” relationships with them.