22 luglio 2010

Sunsetting and Readcasting

Writing for The Economist’s Johnson blog, G.L. offered definitions for the tech terms sunset, readcast and vook, and proposed the introduction of a new word, vreadcasting:

Sunset, verb. To be in the process of becoming obsolete; a “sunsetting device”. (Cf. the already well established and uncommonly ugly legacy, adjective: already obsolete; a “legacy computer“)

Readcast, verb. To read something while similarly transmitting on several social media the fact that you are reading it and what you think of it.

G.L. observed: “Curiously nobody has yet coined vreadcasting, which I shall define as viewing a vook while sharing it on social media. And when the iPad becomes obsolete we shall have sunset vreadcasting.”

published on: Schott's Vocab

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