"Gaseous Elbow", smart toilet paper, and other tech jargon

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"Gaseous Elbow", smart toilet paper, and other tech jargon

Post by xouper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:50 am

After the invention of RollerBlades™ (inline roller skates), a new word was needed to refer to all those old style roller skates that are not "inline" (but don't get me started on that one unless you want an earful of rant).

After the invention of the electric guitar, a new word was needed to refer to all those old style guitars that are not electric.

You get where I'm going, right?

After the invention of the ebook (electronic book), a new word was needed to refer to all those old books on our shelves that are not electronic.

According the following article, we now have such a term: pbook. Short for printed-book. Blech.

That would not have been my first choice for, but it'll do I guess, except perhaps for the hard of hearing or mumblers (kinda like the old problem of larboard versus starboard before some guy with more than half a brain figured out they sounded too much alike to be useful in practice).

Ten new tech terms I learnt this summer: Do you know them all?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/2 ... _them_all/

No, I didn't know them all.

At the end of that article, the author asks, "Got any more?"

So here's your chance to add to the list.

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Post by xouper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:07 am

Apparently pbook is not a new term, despite what the author seems to be implying in that article, but I hadn't heard of it until today. And it's not as if I've been living in a cave, either.

https://www.google.com/search?q=pbook

At least one of those search results is from 2010.

Another of the terms in that author's list is also not new, apparently having been coined in 1975.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teledildonics

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Re: "Gaseous Elbow", smart toilet paper, and other tech jargon

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:34 am

xouper wrote:After the invention of RollerBlades™ (inline roller skates), a new word was needed to refer to all those old style roller skates that are not "inline" (but don't get me started on that one unless you want an earful of rant).
"Inline" were first. The others are "safety skates" originally marketed as such back in the 1930s.
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Post by xouper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:34 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
xouper wrote:After the invention of RollerBlades™ (inline roller skates), a new word was needed to refer to all those old style roller skates that are not "inline" (but don't get me started on that one unless you want an earful of rant).
"Inline" were first. The others are "safety skates" originally marketed as such back in the 1930s.
Well, dang. Add that to the list of things I thought I knew, but in fact turns out to be wrong.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inline_skates#History

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_skates

https://www.thoughtco.com/the-history-o ... nt-1963949

When did the term "quad" (short for quadrilateral) come into use? I had not heard it before the introduction of RollerBlades™.

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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:50 pm

"Digital" and "electronic" get used interchangeably.
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Post by xouper » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:01 pm

Pyrrho wrote:"Digital" and "electronic" get used interchangeably.
So true. A very large percentage of my emails are digital. :P

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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:25 pm

UI vs UX

Everything is an interface these days.
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Post by Mentat » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:52 pm

There's a big difference between UI and UX. User Experience is the holistic sum of convergent stack software enriching a seamless stream of cross-platform technologies designed to maximize user satisfaction rates by co-integrating the valued input of all shareholders leading to optimal conversion rates of key financial metrics.

Whereas UI is for dropout plebs. It's 2017, get with the times, guys.
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Post by xouper » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:23 am

:LOL2: