So, here’s the March edition of my Wired / Tired / Expired jargon watch overviews:
|UX||Viral versus A/B||Lean / Customer Excellence|
|Current front runner in the Sell theme: User eXperience, that’s what it’s all about. User-centric, user-enjoyment, user-will pay.||Desperately trying to be hip and failing, or just giving up and using the old hand methods.||Fire all that appear to not add to the customer’s sale, then find out only all the deadwood remained. Unethical idiot.|
|Caring about people||Caring about the Olympics||Caring about sports on TV|
|Whoever, wherever, whenever. Just one-to-one, bottom-up John Doe to John Doe help. Helping out.||Because they’re over, again when you read this. Aaaand … they’re forgotten.||Ermmm, “TV” anyone? You mean vids on mobile? Why watch others sweat?|
|The business bunch|
||See previous Wired/Tired/Expired. Too bad the GT cabrio, Quattroporte or if all else fails, the new Ghibli aren’t in this class.||Mercedes: Sorry, your tail lights are übergay. Volvo (V70 in particular): Ah, builders (qua finesse and estetics) and lumberjacks (qua ethics) pretending to be toffs but falling through by their road (mis)behaviour. Audi: Civil servants of the calcified kind, or salesmen of secondhand wire coat hangers; believing they’re invulnerable in their ‘tanks’ (quod non) because aeons ago their brand made Quattros. BMW: small-time corner drug dealers; ugly rims. VW: Phaeton is OK, as you demonstrate to not care what other people think, the very right way (à la Feynmann). Too bad the GT Coupé’s backside looks like a Frisian thouroughbred.|
|DIY||Apple vs Samsung||Mac vs PC|
|Build your own browser. As in: The many variants of Open Source, or BigCorp’s versions on various platforms.
Or even hipsterer: Build your own device.
|The definition of Tired. Still lingering in the background(s) but I don’t want to hear of it.||Really? Mac won, and isn’t relevant on the desktop, that isn’t relevant anymore, and the PC’s still around and alive (see The End of XP).|
|Crypto-systems||Phone data trawling et al.||Infra/SCADA security|
|Not only Bitcoin and online voting but also, moreover, DACs.||Now that Edward S. is also a threat to Anon, apparently, he might as well get his pardon for realz.||Turned out it was just backlog work; still not done, though, by far not enough. Risks remain but aren’t newsworthy.|
|Really good new bands||Bands you love to hate||Just in Bleeper|
|Just for the in-crowd, still. But you wish them the success. E.g., this one.||You know you still love them, secretly. Why is Nickleback on that list in the first place …!?||Good riddance.|
|You’re reading this. Blogs have made a triumphant come-back from all the way back in 2003, 2004 or so when they first arrived, then disappeared after only a few got really famous. Now, they’re the medium of choice for all sorts of op-eds, ‘columns’, curated opinions, etc.||Still valid currency to pass news and sound bite opinions; not for any serious pertinent information.||Haven’t seen too much of these, as they had turned into marketing materials; two-pager flyer-like.
May linger in the background, in the original form of not-refereed-to-death ‘scientific’ articles – and as such, valuable, also for the record of summarising pop-scientific progress as published in allsorts blogs. If for this, should be in the W column…
OK, any suggestions for next month’s edition ..?