HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) "Not to be confused with text on too much Starbucks."
The Global Language Monitor has released its list of "most confusing high tech buzzwords of the decade (2000-2009). Said GLM president Paul JJ Payack, "The words we use in high technology continue to become even more obtuse even as they move out of the realm of jargon and into the language at large." We hear you, man.
Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.
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