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If you're willing to learn to sling a lingo . . . [Dec. 5th, 2016|02:02 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
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---Shinzen Young from an interview on The Secular Budist.

I love it.  I've noticed that the bigger half of many technical "innovations" consists of no more than renaming everything.  You take terms originated by Bell Labs or General Electric or Princeton or somewhere in the late 1940s, that have been used for forty, fifty or sixty years, and replace them with new terms.  You do not provide a cheat sheet to correlate the old terms with the new terms, because the point is to claim that you have invented an entirely new technology:  "No!  A method is not a procedure!  It's a completely different thing.  For starters, one starts with a 'p' and the other starts with an 'm'.  And one ends with an 'e' and the other with a 'd.'  How could they possibly be or do the same thing?"

Anyway, to learn the "new" technology, you first need to come up with your own new/old lingo equivalency chart in your head and then learn to sling that lingo!  If you want to be in with the in-crowd and make the big bucks, never let on that all the "breakthrough," "blockbuster" technology innovation is is a new vocabulary and syntax, that the new is really not functionally different from the old.

I like that terminology:  Sling a lingo!  Become an ace lingo slinger and make those big, big bucks.  Do it today!
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