A glossary of Silicon Valley tech-bro terms

6/28/2019 |  106
  Published by Boing Boing

The Guardian's Julia Carrie Wong and Matthew Cantor put together a list of "53 essential tech-bro terms." Here are a few samples:

dongle (n) A small, expensive and easily misplaced piece of computer gear. Usually required when a company revolutionizes its products by getting rid of all the ports that are compatible with the accessories you already own. See Apple.

meritocracy (n) A system that rewards those who most deserve it, as long as they went to the right school. The tech industry is a meritocracy in much the same way that America is a meritocracy. See diversity and inclusion.

microdosing (n) – Taking small amounts of illegal drugs while white. It may be possible to microdose without writing a book or personal essay about it, but the evidence suggests otherwise.

smart (adj) – A product that is capable of being hooked up to the internet – thus rendering it capable of being hacked or abusing your data.

thought leader (n) – An unemployed rich person.

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