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Word of the Day for Saturday September 4, 2004

September 4, 2004 Written by Charles Cook

bricolage \bree-koh-LAHZH; brih-\, noun: Construction or something constructed by using whatever materials happen to be available.

The Internet is a global bricolage, lashing together unthinkable complexities of miscellaneous computers with temporary lengths of phone line and fiber optic, bits of Ethernet cable and strings of code.

--Bernard Sharratt, "Only Connected," New York Times, December 17, 1995[/quote]