Every now and then we all fall into the trap of using jargon. It's kind of hard not to. A fresh buzzword is appealing. Sadly, the freshness never lasts.
Here are our top 10 worst IT jargon.
A software update is not a missile. Or the Imperial Fleet. We sincerely wish it were that epic.
9. Code Monkey
It's really nice to think that a job that takes years to learn and an exceptionally sharp mind, could be assigned to an animal whose most advanced tool is a stick.
We don't have anything against the cloud, though, it should be noted that just because it's on the internet, doesn't mean it's a cloud app.
Sounds like the growth your business is experiencing is that of a skin condition.
You mean you're separating something. And our bet is it's not wheat chaff.
5. Herding cats
It's great imagery. It's also completely overused.
It's when you bring on a new employee... except it sounds like there are pirates involved.
It's the most Seussian word in IT. It means using game-like elements. The real game is finding web apps that don't use it these days.
This SAT vocab word refers to a set of beliefs and was most effective the first 50 times you used it.
Specifically in verb form. As in, let's architect a paradigm shift in which everyone decides to stop talking to us.
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Erin Carson is a Staff Reporter for CNET and a former Multimedia Editor for TechRepublic.