Thank you both very much. Judy, 'matrices' is the plural of 'matrix'. I hear the term used such a lot that it is easy for me to forget that it is not in most people's vocab. Matrices are used a lot in business theory in an attempt to show patterns/connections between aspects of a business.
Most of them are absolute bollocks but they make things neat and they look nice.
I work in a University Business School btw. Hence my cynicism ;-)
[log in to unmask]http://www.fatmandancing.co.ukhttp://www.myspace.com/fat_man_dancing> Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:52:51 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: SNAP Bass [untitled]> To: [log in to unmask]> > Yeah, agreed, Doug [mistakenly wrote 'Dug' first; oops!].> Last 4 lines scarily perfect, anchored by first 2 lines establishing 'their'> [our] dogged [cowed?] ignorance/stupidity.> Don't know what 'matrices' means...never google words... petc folk usually> give meanings, if asked, so I'm asking.> > You're a stone cynic, Tina, and crushingly communicate that feeling. Good> stuff, indeed, built thru bricks of fresh image.> > Judy> > 2008/10/8 Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]>> > > Here I am, not at all sure about the what, but thoroughly enjoying your> > how, Tina, especially the final line....> >> > Doug> > On 7-Oct-08, at 5:01 PM, Tina Bass wrote:> >> >> >> they demand columnisation> >>> >> ask for it> >> and so come two-by-two> >> matrices> >>> >> universally understood> >> animals like cows> >>> >> insistent creatures> >>> >> easy drain easy fill> >>> >> --------------------------------------------------------------tinabass> >> @hotmail.co.ukhttp://www.fatmandancing.co.ukhttp://> >> www.myspace.com/fat_man_dancing> >>> >>> > Douglas Barbour> > [log in to unmask]> >> > http://www.ualberta.ca/~dbarbour/> >> > Latest books:> > Continuations (with Sheila E Murphy)> > http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=664> > Wednesdays'> >> > http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/2008/03/new-from-aboveground-press_10.html> >> > bleary with hashish at a ghazal dud show> > in Kurdistan, soaring Muslim melodies> > over a smoked-out Jamaican one drop> >> > Brian Francis Slattery> >