CSI:Cyber is Gizmodo’s new favorite terrible tech-tinged procedural that may or may not be written by people who have never actually seen a computer. It’s great! This compilation of buzzwords from the fourth and fifth episodes of this season is a nonsense cacophony.
Of all the buzzwords of the retrofuture, nothing tickled the imagination of midcentury Americans quite like "automatic." Sure, the word pops up here and there in 1930s advertisements for things like the house of the future. And the word was incredibly popular during the rise of the push button at the turn of the 20th…
Technology is about making and using cool new things that enrich our lives. But technology is also about using idiotic, tired words that mean next to nothing, designed to confuse us into wasting money. Here are the year's stupidest offenders.
Synergy! Gamification! Likes! Viral! They're all awful bullshit buzzwords that marketing folks love to use to spin their product. The words sound really nice coming out of your mouth but they don't mean anything. If you can only describe your product with buzzwords, you already screwed up. [YouTube via The Awesomer]
When did robots become more popular than cold fusion? Will nano out pace micro as academia's prefix of choice? PHD Comics charts out the changing popularity of various buzzwords in academic papers over the years.
I can't f*cking stand tech buzzwords. Hearing people say crap like "paradigm shift" "sideloading" and "prosumer" fill me with a murderous rage. What buzzwords do you hate? Are you one of the annoying people that says them?