Terms to know in 2014!
Java and Plasma -
- words that one generation remembers as liquids (coffee and blood); words that another generation understands in terms of technology
But there are more!
Let's make sure we understand the words being used around us today:
- 404 – originally a technical term for Not Found 404 (which is an error message seen on a Web page to indicate a requested URL was not found on a server). It is now slang to say “404” when someone is clueless.
- BYOD – literally Bring Your Own Device (or BYOT – for Technology); the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, etc.) for use in the workplace where the employee can then access privileged company information and applications.
- Ransom Note – the sting of letters or numbers that appear on some web pages that require you to type the sequence you see in order to gain access to another web page.
- Phantom Pocket Vibration Syndrome - you feel your phone vibrate even when it isn't (or when your phone is off or NOT in your pocket).
- Curated Commerce – based on the demand for personalization in everything we do, this term refers to creating unique product lines that provide customers with a distinct collection not offered by other online retailers in the market. (Think – online shopping in highly personalized boutiques.)
- DRM – code that keeps content like books, movies, music and generally purchased applications from being pirated. (Literal definition – Digital Rights Management.)
- Assortment Intelligence – in ecommerce terminology, this refers to a set of tools and software used to help retailers track a competitor’s inventory. The software, in real-time, uses artificial intelligence, data-mining and image recognition algorithms allowing retailers to view, compare and analyze the differences between inventory.
- Tethering – also called ‘mobile hotspot,’ this is the ability to share the data connection of a cellular device with other devices.
Let's have fun with these (more coming in the future) - and shock all of the generations. (More Java please!)