What Did "Automatic" Mean To The Futurists of Yesterday?

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… » 8/20/13 9:55am 8/20/13 9:55am

The 9 Worst Tech Buzzwords of 2012

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. » 12/25/12 9:00am 12/25/12 9:00am

Anybody Who Says Buzzwords to Describe Startups and Technology Should…

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] » 11/07/12 8:30pm 11/07/12 8:30pm

What Tech Buzzwords Annoy You The Most?

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? » 9/16/09 5:20pm 9/16/09 5:20pm