Desperately seeking birds
- Aug 16, 2012
It's becoming rather teleological.It was just a good example that came to my mind to illustrate the point. Of course it is understandable why the term is used.
But similarly, with television meaning something like vision over a distance and telecommunications meaning something like communicating over a distance, I really don't see any issue in the fact that Tele-photo has become a term used to mean something that allows photographing things in the distance, despite having a scientific definition that sais something else.