What digital divide?!

Catchphrases help us hold our intellectual head up high, socially. We can use buzzwords and Catchphrases as a mark of our understanding, our expertise, insight, intuition and general intellectual prowess. Some catchphrases were not really uttered but simply invented – – and then carried through the ages, delivered diligently from eager sender to ecstatic receiver. We now know, for example, that Marie Antoinette never said “Let them eat cake!” – well, in fact she did not even say the reported French retort – “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” but let’s not let facts kill a good meme, S’il vous plaît!In his book “Made in America” Bill Bryson reveals that Patrick Henry did not say a single word of his famous “give me liberty or give me death” speech. Then, we have modern catchphrase. While these aren’t urban legends, they sure are powerful memes.

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