Re: Renaming "Audiovisual" -Reply

Hal Layer (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 10:56:11 -0700 (PDT)

> "Media"--quick, clean and to the point.
> The term neatly encompasses the videos, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, audio
>and audiobooks that we currently recommend as well as any emerging
>format(s) that we may all need to tussle with.

I submit that the grand old term "audiovisual" also encompasses
all media. In fact, "AV" is simple, short, and snappy as a term.
Looks great as a Webpage logo. Easier to place in a monogram design.
The corporate world prefers AV to media.

And, compare the two terms in real-world conversation:

"Pick up your videodisc at the Media Center."


"Pick up your videodisc at AV."

So, I vote for AV--but then I am used to being
run over by a steamroller.

Hal Layer
Audio-Visual Center
San Francisco State University