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April 24, 2008

EL 336 - Doctorow (1-81)

"Offline I filed out of the Hall of Presidents. I tooks Lil's hand and walked to the Liberty Bell load zone, our spot for private conversations. Offline, I bummed a cigarette off her. " (Doctorow p 62)

I was taken back by the use of the word "offline" in this chapter. I had trouble understanding exactly what it meant. To me, witht he technology information I know, offline means disconnected in a sense. Yes disconnected from the internet, but also maybe emotionally disconnected. I wonder if that is what Julius is feeling about what has been happening to him. It is also funny that I connect to this made up language with my own ideas and feelings of technology

Posted by RachelPrichard at April 24, 2008 4:02 PM


I was confused by their use of the term "offline" too. I thought maybe it was something off the record, something not logged into their computer brains.

Posted by: Kayla Sawyer at April 26, 2008 10:51 PM

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