See how technology has changed the way we use common words

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Technology might have changed the way we interact with one another, do business, and consume content – but it’s also changed the way we talk. Over the years the various new devices and tech concepts have introduced new words to our vocabularies, but just as the desert sands shift over time, so does the language we use when talking about technology.
As the infographic below illustrates, some of the common words are in danger of being lost in the mire, while others – including words that weren’t associated with tech before – have completely different meanings in different contexts.
A Guide to New & Outdated Technology Terms

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Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.