This is what happens when you piss off the manufacturing department.
Month: November 2008
An average Wednesday at the office.
Well, it took me much, much, much longer than I thought to update with the great new words created at Pop!Tech … that's the problem with conferences, the rest of your work doesn't hit the "pause" button while you're at them!
Pop!Tech, as you may or may not know, is a fabulous conference in Camden, Maine, where people talk about (among other things) new technology. But not just in a shiny, trade-show way — no, this is about technology that helps people live better, healthier, more fulfilling lives. (By the way, if you watch anything from the most recent Pop!Tech, it should be this talk.)
But — on to the words!
First off, the winner:
— attachmeant — the file you have to resend because you forgot to attach it the first time. (from Julie Meyer)
Tied for second and third were:
— polydundant — of a phrase that is redundant through the use of words from two or more languages that have the same meaning, e.g., Panera Bread Company. (from Annaliese Hoehling)
— pretoxicated — the state in which sufficient alcohol has been consumed to be intoxicated, but before feeling intoxicated. (from Tierney O'Dea)
Some other favorites from the workshop …
— forblogen — unsuitable or unavailable to be blogged about, "don't post about our new beta, it's still forblogen." (Also Julie. :-))
— techumanitarian — someone who uses technology to promote social good. (from Michelle Riggen-Ransom, a Pop!Tech blogger — she should know, right?)
— sustetic — achieving sustainability through aesthetics (i.e., the object is so beautiful you don't want to throw it away, you want to reuse it). (from Jens Martin)