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A Guide to New & Outdated Technology Terms

SLebara mobile TECHNOLOGY TECHNICALLY SPEAKING , WITH WORDS SUCH AS "VIDEOTAPE", "HI-FI" AND "MINIDISC" ALREADY CONSIGNED TO THE HISTORY BOOKS, LEBARA LOOKS AT THE WORDS WE STAND TO LOSE, THOSE THAT ARE BEING REDEFINED, AND OTHER MEDIUMS THAT ARE BECOMING STANDARD MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. ENDANGERED WORDS TERMINOLOGY THAT SIMPLY DOESN'T CUT IT ANY MORE .COM SURF .COM FACES NEW CHALLENGES EVERY NOW PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY WANT AND NEED FROM THE INTERNET, WEB "SURFING" IS RARELY DONE - NEVER MIND SAID. YEAR: EXPECT TO SEE .NYC .SHOP AND .SPORT IN THE FUTURE CLICK. THE RISE OF THE TOUCHSCREEN HAS MADE CLICKING AN ENDANGERED ACT, ESPECIALLY NOW OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE BASED ON A MORE HANDS-ON APPROACH wwwwwwwwwww www wwwwwwwwwww wwwww wwwwwwwwww wwwww wwwwwwwww wwwww rwwwwwwww DIAL wWW. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ONE DAY THIS MAY BE REPLACED WITH SOMETHING MORE ACCURATE, LIKE "TYPE", OR EVEN "TAP". BILLBOARDS, POSTERS AND WEBSITE-BASED BRAND NAMES AVOID MENTIONING IT, AND HIGH-PROFILE SITES LIKE TWITTER DON'T USE THE PREFIX AT ALL. WORDS WITH UPDATED MEANINGS EXPRESSIONS WITHA TECHNOLOGICALLY-TETHERED FUTURE STREAM ANOTHER AQUA-BASED PHRASE HAS SLOWLY EVOLVED TO DESCRIBE THE TRICKLE OF MEDIA DATA, RATHER THAN WATER: NOWADAYS NETFLIX AND SPOTIFY - AND THEIR RIVALS - ARE QUICKLY REDEFINING THE WORD WITH THEIR EVER-POPULAR SERVICES. PIRACY THREAD A THREAD NO LONGER JUST HOLDS TOGETHER A PIECE OF CLOTHING - IT'S MUCH MORE LIKELY TO BE USED AS A DESCRIPTION TO HOLD TOGETHER A STRING OF COMMENTS IN AN ONLINE CONVERSATION OR DEBATE. NOW LARGELY ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE PEOPLE TAKING SOFTWARE AND MEDIA CONTENT WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT. WIRELESS- ONCE STRICTLY USED TO DESCRIBE RADIO ALONE, WIRELESS IS NOW ONLY REALLY USED TO TALK ABOUT INTERNET NETWORKS - AND, ON OCCASION, COMPUTER PERIPHERALS SUCH AS THE HUMBLE KEYBOARD OR MOUSE. TORRENT, TABLET ORIGINALLY USED TO DEFINE THE RUSHING OF WATER, AIR OR VERBAL ABUSE, TORRENTING IS NOW LARGELY USED TO DESCRIBE DOWNLOADING THROUGH A MANAGEMENT PROGRAM WHILE MEDICATION CAPSULES ARE STILL REFERRED TO AS TABLETS, YOU WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF SOMEONE INITIALLY MISUNDERSTOOD YOU AND ASSUMED YOU WERE TOLD BY A DOCTOR TO SWALLOW A PORTABLE COMPUTER TO CURE AN AILMENT. SOCIAL MEDIA AND MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY'S SHORTCUTS TO COMMUNICATION 1191919191I LIKES EMOTICONS FACEBOOK'S FAMOUS BUTTON OF INSTANT APPROVAL HAS BECOME A WAY TO SHARE, SUPPORT AND EVEN SIMPLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE THINGS WE COME ACROSS ON OUR INTERNET TRAVELS. USED MORE AND MORE OFTEN TO GIVE EXTRA MEANING AND TONE OF VOICE TO WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - JUST WATCH OUT FOR THE PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE EMAIL THAT FINISHES WITH A SMILEY FACE! GOING VIRAL ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS HAVE GROWN IN IMPACT AND AUTHORITY OVER THE PAST DECADE, AND "VIRAL" MEDIA IS NOW ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO INTERACT WITH A WIDER AUDIENCE. WHILE THIS IS SOMETIMES AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF GLOBAL POLITICAL EVENTS, OFTEN ALL YOU RÉALLY NEED TO GO VIRAL IS A FUNNY CAT VIDEO. TECH TERMINOLOGY OF THE FUTURE WE PREDICT SOME UPCOMING LANGUAGE CHANGES GLASSED-UP NO LONGER JUST A EUPHEMISM FOR YOUR BAR BRAWL INJURIES: INSTEAD, "GLASSED-UP" REFERS TO THE NEW GOOGLE GLASS TECHNOLOGY, AND WILL DESCRIBE THOSE PERMANENTLY INSULATED FROM THE REAL WORLD BY A LAYER OF APPS, DATA AND LOADING SCREENS. PRINT PRINT: ONE DAY, WE FULLY EXPECT - AND HOPE - THAT "PRINT" REFERS SOLELY TO 3D PRINTING - BOTH AS A SIGN OF THE TECHNOLOGY'S POPULARITY AND AN INCREASE IN ANTI-SOCIAL FORGET GOING OUTSIDE: ALL YOU'LL NEED TO DO IN THE FUTURE TO BE CONSIDERED UNSOCIABLE IS REFUSE TO ENGAGE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDY OFFICE PRACTISES!

A Guide to New & Outdated Technology Terms

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The future of technology has altered the words we use on a daily basis for years. Here is a look into the future, and how tech might change our language further.

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