I wanting to discuss “Culture of Asynchronous Communication” with my wife, and that lead me to opine that ‘asynchronous’ seems to lack an equivalent term in colloquial speech. The word synchronous is rare too. Synchronized swimming? Then there is that classic moment when the star of the movie instructs his commando squad to synchronize their watches.
She suggested the wonderful term: “Parallel Play.”
That’s just too much fun! Metaphor loose in the hall. Tenure as parallel play? Does the creative work demand parallel play time? See also the delightful: Blogging as Parallel Play.