Apparently, tech terms are confusing for people. Here's a Slashdot thread
(confusing?), and a BBC News article
(not confusing). What a pointless story--here's the gist. Specialized jargon is confusing to the general public. That's it. Here's something that would have made this article a million times better--a few links to helpful resources, like Google's Glossary
, CNET's Glossary
and ZDNet's Webopedia
. There are a million others
, of course.
In unrelated information, here's Duke's Ad*Access, a searchable collection of U.S. print advertising from 1911-1945. Here's one of my favorites. Along the same lines, here's Duke's collection of ads from 1850-1920, a food packaging archive, and ads for Philip Morris (more cig ads from Chickenhead.com), Absolut and American presidential candidates.