Words I've heard at work

01 August, 2005

I’m now a couple of weeks into my job. Herewith some of the words I’ve heard people use in work-related conversation:

An interesting set of words, I’m sure you’ll agree. More as they arrive 🙂

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01 August, 2005 at 17:02

As I don’t work with a group on such things, I have to make do with reading them.

I might try to bring them up with my family sometime and see what happens. I wonder if I could fit them all into one sentence?

01 August, 2005 at 17:45

do they have any more open positions? (for potential immigrants? (please say yes))

02 August, 2005 at 08:32

fin, I think their heads might explode. beware flying craniums.

leff – who knows what strings I could pull for the right merikan?

02 August, 2005 at 13:07

You mean noone’s mentioned vlogging, yet? Or blikis?

I’m shocked. Shocked!

– em

02 August, 2005 at 13:33

haha! 🙂

02 August, 2005 at 17:25

Wish I worked somewhere where people used words that mean things. I have to listen to:

“It’s not rocket science” (when it is)

“vanilla layer” (in any context, really, any)

“transitional enabler” – wtf…

02 August, 2005 at 19:51

hmm, I smell consultant 🙂

03 August, 2005 at 16:15

Go on, what is a “folksonomy”? Presumably some kind of redneck version of a taxonomy? Unless it’s from New Hampshire, where they don’t have tax…

03 August, 2005 at 18:20

It’s “a neologism for a practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords.” (ahem).

You know, tagging; like in, flickr and technorati.

13 August, 2005 at 02:06

I work in a gvmt environment and have heard most of those, aside from the ones below. I’ll have to look them up and see what they mean.

# Folksonomies
# Emergent taxonomies
# Ontologies