10 New Tech Terms to Learn

by Barrett

Prepare to be mystified… I don’t think you’ve heard of these words before. That’s because I’ve made them up. But before you immediately lunge to evaporate this web window, you might find something here you can use…

Prepare to be mystified… I don’t think you’ve heard of these words before. That’s because I’ve made them up. But before you immediately lunge to evaporate this web window, you might find something here you can use…

While writing this blog over the past few years, I’ve taken certain liberties with the English language. Along the way, I’ve manipulated, repurposed or fused together words, acronyms and phrases to boil down the essence of what I’m talking about as a user of technology.
(Or if these words already exist, I’ve warped their meaning for my own Frankensteinian delight.)

I’ve picked ten to offer up for your own use.

Clever, corny or worse?
You decide…

#1
Transitionals
Analog folks who grew up without the Web, but have successfully made the digital transition to social media.
(Source: Laptop Time Machine)

#2
Preapplenary Era
Our lives before Apple and the iPhone.
(Source: I Am a Road Warrior)

#3
Quadrotriticale Paradox*
The more vacation pictures you bring home that clog up your computer, the smaller the chance is you’ll actually share your best photos.
(Source: Five Tips to Rescue your Best Summer Family Photos)

#4
Tronalicious**
That dopamine high that comes from owning cutting-edge tech.
(Source: I Don’t Know Why I Want Ultra HD)

#5
C.D.I. = Core Digital Integrity
Your moral code that limits how much you’ll touch up pictures with your photo-editing software. My bottom line: “Don’t mess with the core integrity of someone’s ongoing image.”
(Source: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility)

#6
E.R.S. = Extreme-Reconnect Syndrome
Baby boomers’ unique experience of reconnecting with long lost childhood friends through Facebook.
(Source: Open Letter to My Generation – Social Media is Good)

#7
B.T.B. = Beware the Blips
Consumers who feel frustrated and ignored when they want convenience and simplicity when watching purchased media on their home tech. My message to the media moguls: “There are a lot more of us ‘blips’ than you think…”
(Source: Blinded by the UltraViolet Promise in Your New Blu-ray Movie)

#8
Tech Group Think
The search for informational conformity*** when researching new tech to purchase.
(Source: Please Rate This Product…or Else)

#9
Techdentity
Your tech identity index… or how you self identify via different forms of technology.
(Source: My New Area Code Twists my Techdentity)

#10
Techtastrophe
(Isn’t this self evident?****)
(Source: I Don’t Know How to Install my Wireless IP Camera, Part 1)


*If you’re not a “Star Trek” geek, it’s a reference to “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode.

**Yes, I’m referring to “Tron” or “Tron Legacy.”
***You’ll never find unanimous opinion on anything online.
****Perhaps ‘Techtastrophe’ is what I should have titled this blog post!

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