Tuesday, October 16, 2007
SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) High-tech gadgets like iPods
and computers may make our lives easier, but theyre making
our vocabulary difficult.
High-Tech Gadgets Are Confusing
The Global Language Monitor, a California-based company that
analyzes the latest trends in word usage around the world, has
just announced the top 10 most confusing High-Tech Buzzwords of
2007, and iPod ranks as the most confusing buzzword of all.
Other bewildering buzzwords include...
Flash, as in Flash Memory for a computer, which is easier
to say than explaining the complicated function that the tiny
Nano, which is a term widely used to describe anything
small, as in nanotechnology.
Kernel, which is the core layer of a computer operating
system, serving as a connection to the underlying hardware.
Plasma, as in plasma television, is a top word still
confusing big-screen TV buyers.
Finally, Blu-Ray, a new technology for high capacity
DVDs, is making movie buffs think twice about what they pop into
their DVD players.
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