On this second attempt at a Windstream Enterprise “Virtual Hub”, it occurs to me these words feel like an oxymoron. After all this is an in-person gathering which is the opposite of “virtual”. If you look around oxymorons (oxymorae?) are fairly commonplace. Here are a couple that come to mind from this week’s news:
- Trade War. Trade is a mutually beneficial exchange. War is not.
- Diplomatic Tension. Diplomacy is the act of making nice. Tension ain’t so nice.
I think the picture I took this morning of a “Dunkin’ Sunrise” also qualifies. If you fancy the big yellow orb in the sky as a basketball, dunkin’ would come at sunset -not sunrise. Whether this note made you smile or roll your eyes, there are a dozen dunkin’ donuts in my car waiting for virtual hub participants to consume them.