Michael Phelps Working on a Computer Underwater (from Digital Inspiration)

MichaelphelpsofficethumbWaterphelpsthumb My research is already showing how often we use watery metaphors to describe aspects of our lives with computers, so here are some nice images to illustrate that desire.

They come from the great blog Digital Inspiration – here’s the full text of the post (Aug 22, 2008)

See some SI covers featuring Michael Phelps working with his Mac laptop underwater.

They are real pictures captured at University of Michigan’s swimming pool (where Phelps was studying) and not any Photoshop job.

If you a Phelps’ fan, this edition of Sports Illustrated is also up for grabs on eBay.

Request for nature metaphors in cyberspace

I’m collecting examples of nature metaphors used to describe
cyberspace and the internet and it’s turning out to be a giant task so I would really appreciate some help.

Continue reading Request for nature metaphors in cyberspace

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