As opposed to Meaning - YouTube
Video shows what as opposed to means
I'm going to assume that " Quit" dialog is blocking input into other applications if that is the only thing you can click on while it is up. I'm assuming that's what you mean by "basically everything in GDM stops working" as opposed to meaning something more like that once that dialog appears your entire environment is dead until you switch to a console and restart gdm.
It is based entirely on the closeness of sound, as opposed to meaning
Unlike most contemporary poets with a highly formulatedaesthetic, Jackson does not play the game of post-modernism, makingit clear from the start that poetry for him "is not a question hereof arguing that poems are only about language, as some languagepoets argue." Instead he has roots in Dante, Wordsworth, Petrarch(his last book, featuredsonnets in a contemporary mode). He admires Petrarch' s ("shifting style"), "language beyond language . . .always in the impossible position of trying to say something beyonditself." On one level then (the most important) the "essentialpower of language" is "as sound and as a physical thing as opposedto meaning and representation." This echoes, as Jackson points out,Wordsworth's notion of "words, not only as symbols, but as things,active and efficient," as well as a number of other well-knownformulations: Frost's "sentence sound" that "often says more thanthe words," Richard Hugo's "triggering town" whereby an image, aprompt, even the "sound of words" can carry "the poet and poem inunanticipated directions," and similarly Brodsky's "dictate oflanguage," which also "prompts, or simply dictates, the next line"and may surprise the poet with the poem's outcome. Jackson wants"an excess of associations through the play of language," "a richarray of possibilities, a kind of fluidity of meanings—though nottotally out of control since they are limited by the shape of thequilt."
I would have said that the link was an onomatopoeic one. It is based entirely on the closeness of sound, as opposed to meaning.