Awful Nomenclature of the Week

I’m attending the DeLange Conference on Emerging Libraries–an excellent conference with lots of prominent speakers–but I have to share this pet peeve.  The phrase that has been used by two different speakers to describe the environment we’re currently living in: “the brewing perfect storm of opportunity.”  I count three mixed metaphors there.  Blech.


About James G. Milles

Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Posted on March 7, 2007, in Libraries, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Maybe someone told them they *had* to say it?

  2. I found your post through Technorati – you appear to be the only one who has blogged anything at all about this conference. I had wanted to attend due to the range of speakers, but could not due to schedule conflicts but was hoping that I could catch stuff through blogs. Is this a non-blogging crowd? Any other blogs I should look at for more info?

  3. I don’t do liveblogging well, but I’ll try to write something up about it. The audio is available as a podcast through the Rice Events series, or downloadable as individual files, at

  4. Perhaps you could explain what an emerging library is? And how can I get in on the action? Heh.

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