posted on Oct, 28 2007 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by AccessDenied
Okay...I hate quitting...
Feel like it though. Sheesh!
I sent you a U2U a few minutes ago. Don't take too much notice of it, okay?
I just don't like "ecosystem". Okay, okay...I know -- it's buzzword. But I HATE buzzwords!!
How on earth can we sort out a phrase that has
"buzzwords" in it? I mean, an ecosystem refers to ecology, to the interaction of living things in a natural environment, not *@#!^%&* (**see note
below) computers and interconnecting with ethical user-controlled content. In that context "ecosystems" is plain awful, in my humble opinion. Sure,
we are living things but there is NO WAY I am part of an "ecosystem" with some bunch of silicon chips and software! That's a "technosystem
interface" if we want to give it a name.
An organization that wants to be a cut above the rabble should stay away from buzzwords that will one day be as outdated as "the bee's knees" and
"square"; they should be using language that is as near as "timeless" as they can make it. I loathe new-speak and "buzzwords" in the context of
stating an organization's vision. They are "kewl" or even "chill" for normal conversation but not for higher-aspiring statements, so if they have
dropped in "new-speak" then the Orwellian implications trouble me...
Edit: For the benefit of other members, "*@#!^%&*" is a buzzword that means "ratzenfratzendinglingdarningfloozlywizzly". I hope that clears this
[edit on 28-10-2007 by JustMike]