technospeak


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technospeak

(ˈtɛknəʊˌspiːk)
n
slang any abstruse technical jargon
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The Medicare Board of Trustees 2015 Annual Report, (1) which was published on July 22, 2015, consists of 265 pages of complex tables, graphs, and actuarial technospeak with liberal use of euphemisms, like "financially challenged," to describe the financial state of the Medicare program.
Nowhere, throughout the document were there any cliches, soundbites, sentences composed devoid of verbs, no "technospeak" wherein the speaker reiterates a party line irrespective of the meaning - or more often, lack thereof.
Probably the very idea of "English Studies" would have baffled him completely: after all, its non-existence--creative writing courses and all--had done him no harm, and he would have deplored, when not lampooning, our modish technospeak. But if English Studies and, more generally, the humanities, is to survive the present crisis, I think it should do some pretty serious thinking about what it has to offer and how best to offer it.
But now I, too, can count myself among the savants of technospeak. Now I will be able to toss off sentences like this with no problem: "The virtual suite includes loan origination and processing software, paperless electronic document management (EDM), digital e-signature tools, IP telephony, virtual desktops with Microsoft Office[R] and Outlook[R], plus software customization and development services, IT, telephony and Citrix[R] virtual office consulting."
As a writer, this then, was her primary contribution to the NBA (the Narmada Bachao Andolan, a grassroots organisation campaigning against the Sardar Sarovar dam) and to the international environmental justice movement: to expose the insidious, traumatic violence inflicted on the most vulnerable, human and nonhuman, by the affectless language of technospeak. 'Language is the skin of my thought', Roy observes.
But in these punchy parables about man's struggle with his humanity, Bradbury never gets bogged down by technospeak.
While plenty of brainpower went into building the robots - and strategy meetings during the competition brought out the technospeak - this was no staid group of pocket-protector geeks.
How do we attack the plague of doublespeak, technospeak, acronyms, abbreviations and made-up terms?
Eschewing jargon and technospeak, the guide explains the basics of securing the operating system, from creating strong passwords to disabling unneeded networking features.
"And she would belittle people with her technospeak to make them look stupid.
We don't want the sanitised, antiseptic world of American sport where the locker rooms are thrown open after the game yet all that comes out is platitudes and technospeak.
Norman's latest overture to get her back includes not-so-modern technospeak and wigged-out surf guitar.