Computers can be fun?
June 17, 2010 10:24 AM Subscribe
What are some geeky terms in computer/internet/technology scene which are obvious to geeks but may sound funny/hilarious/amusing to someone out of computer field?
posted by tvjoshi to computers & internet (90 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I want to prepare a 5 minutes speech for my next toastmasters meeting around this subject. one example would be "graceful degradation". it's obvious for someone in computers field. But if you think of it, it's a weird/funny term for a layman. Degradation and graceful at that? Are you saying that you are going to degrade someone or something and you are going to do it gracefully? really?
You see where I'm going with this? Another term would be GUI (Gooey). That gives me about 2 minutes of material. I need at least 3 more terms.
Did you, as someone outside of computer field came across any such terms which puzzled you or made you laugh? Can you, computer geeks out their think of any such terms? Please share with me.