here and now, there and then

English translation: what is happening in this place at the present and in another place in the past

19:55 May 25, 2011
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Social Sciences - Media / Multimedia
English term or phrase: here and now, there and then
"Television, for better or worse, is a part of who we are; we use it to tell stories of ourselves, and others. We use television to organize the everyday, the here and now, the there and then."

What is the difference between these two? As I understand it 'here and now' means present moment; there and then - at that precise time. Isn't it the same, more or less?
rzezucha
Selected answer:what is happening in this place at the present and in another place in the past
Explanation:
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Note added at 9 mins (2011-05-25 20:04:45 GMT)
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The there and then is referring to another time (and most likely another place.) Television brings it all together, mixing the past and the present, replaying it, mixing it up again "Everything happens at once in the post-industrial (for example, digital) world."
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what is happening in this place at the present and in another place in the past


Explanation:
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Note added at 9 mins (2011-05-25 20:04:45 GMT)
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The there and then is referring to another time (and most likely another place.) Television brings it all together, mixing the past and the present, replaying it, mixing it up again "Everything happens at once in the post-industrial (for example, digital) world."

Jenni Lukac (X)
Local time: 07:14
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 24
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sheila Wilson: Although I think it's just a fancy way of saying keeping in touch with things, everywhere and at all times
5 mins
  -> Thanks, Sheila. I think the "organizing" here is important to what the writer wants to say.

agree  jccantrell: As I see it, too.
11 mins
  -> Cheers and thanks, jc.

agree  Liz Dexter (was Broomfield)
19 mins
  -> Cheers and thanks, Liz.

agree  Sharon Toh, MITI MCIL
24 mins
  -> That's very kind, Sharon. I don't know what makes us send suggestions via the discussion box or as answers. I do the same thing.

agree  Eski: Absolutely the better choice: Saludos, Jenn! eski :))
2 hrs
  -> Cheers and thanks from Spain.

agree  Jack Doughty
3 hrs
  -> Thanks very much, Jack.

agree  Phong Le
17 hrs
  -> Thanks once again and greetings from Spain.

agree  Lara Barnett
22 hrs
  -> Thanks very much, Lara. Have a good afternoon.
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