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Pouncing online

I’m fascinated by Internet metaphors. I’d heard about drama llamas and sad pandas (my son called me once because his sister IMed that I was a sad panda), but today there’s a new one: to pounce. Rachel “pounces” on people to get them back to the website she is adminning (yes, that’s apparently a verb). That is, you type a message to a long-lost friend that says simply, *pounce.* Then they reply and you get them back.

Would it work, I wonder, for late authors or customers we want to order our next title?

I love the House at Pooh Corner feeling about all this. Tigger bounced, of course, and I am sure he would pounce, too, if he got online. (And heaven knows what trouble Pooh would get into in cyberspace.)

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