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Silicon Valley Language Lesson

July 31, 2019

Silicon Valley Language Lesson


Apple (n) – America’s first trillion-dollar company, which achieved inordinate success through groundbreaking products such as the Macintosh, iPod and iPhone. After it ran out of ideas for new products, Apple maintained its dominance by coming up with new ways to force its customers to purchase expensive accessoriesSee dongle.”

cloud, the (n) – Servers. A way to keep more of your data off your computer and in the hands of big tech, where it can be monetized in ways you don’t understand but may have agreed to when you clicked on the Terms of Service. Usually located in a city or town whose elected officials exchanged tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks for seven full-time security guard jobs.”

Julia Carrie Wong and Matthew Cantor have produced a Devil’s Dictionary for today’s Bay Area:

“How to speak Silicon Valley: 53 essential tech-bro terms explained,” Julia Carrie Wong and Matthew Cantor, The Guardian


“The New Devil’s Dictionary,” The Verge


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