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Abused Computing Terms

May 15, 2009

After reading David MacIver’s recent post on the term functional I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of computing terms and ideas that are often abused:

  • Functional
  • DSL
  • Combinator
  • Closure
  • Monad (on the rise)
  • Lisp has no syntax
  • Immutability (more so in practice)
  • “… Considered Harmful”
  • Hacker
  • Enterprise
  • The Cloud
  • AJAX
  • REST
  • MVC (more so in practice)
  • HTML programming
  • SOA
  • Web 2.0
  • Real-world

More to come…


7 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Anon


  2. Of course! How could I have forgotten? -m

  3. F_D

    RE: “AJAX” – you mean like how elements are added to the DOM dynamically (with maybe some fun animation) but no actual new data are retrieved (or sent) and suddenly it’s AJAX?

    RE: “The Cloud” – I’ve really enjoyed watching people fumble around for definitions on this one.

  4. hbagchi

    Technical Architect – As if “architect” in itself is not “technical” enough!

  5. Hey that sound exactly like the AJAX that I’ve seen. -m

  6. Mike

    Hi, nice posts there :-) thank’s for the interesting information

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