Perhaps the world should consider banning the acronym. After all, digital technology has given the world the tools necessary to finally and permanently allow everyone to put down their pencils, pens and plumes and save countless dollars otherwise spent on ream after ream of valuable paper. Is using acronyms, abbreviations and initialization, well, being efficient? There is reason to believe acronyms have past their prime. (The previous is a considered opinion).
Apropos; “fog Computing“, “the cloud” and the “Internet of things” (such as they’re called) are terms that have made their way into the technology worlds’ lexicon, and rather than simplifying our lives the masters of said world have seen fit to reduce them all to the mighty acronym. Good? Bad? We report, you decide.
That being said, the Internet revolution has swept the world so rapidly, it seems to be miles down the track looking over its shoulder and waiting for everyone to catch up, leaving a rash of acronyms and unique terms and phrases in its wake. Take “App Development” for instance. How many know that “App” is a contraction of the word “Application”? Well, that may be an elementary example, but I think the point is clear. Perhaps human language is one of the barriers keeping the rampant advancement of digital technology from becoming what it is meant to be. Opinion? Insight?
The complexities of the child of APRANET (i.e. the Internet) have given rise to the necessity for an army of highly intelligent technicians needed to combat the ever-changing nature of computer evolution. The child has become stronger and faster than the parent and discipline has become necessary. The highly skilled and trained computer experts are on the job and the demand for them is ever increasing. New business models have spawned and with … Read More ...Read more