December 02, 2006

Needed: verbs to describe public humiliation on the internet

I was reading how the Star Wars kid is still the most famous person on the InterWeb.

And it occurred to me that there is no English verb to indicate the action of discovering and subsequently publishing someone else's embarrassing material on the Web. This happens so often that we should have a word for it. Especially since it's only going to happen more often as we get more and more comfortable with the surveillance culture.

November 08, 2006

Clusty cloud for Hypertext Architect

I think this is my new title. It's an old turn of phrase, but it does actually describe what I do.

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May 26, 2006

"To become a member of the Internet of Things"

I would like a word that means "to become part of the Internet of Things." Hopefully the Web's next generation can do better than "Web-ify," (ugh) and "go digital" doesn't cover it.

I need a single verb that means "go digital, go wireless, go mobile, become automated, begin writing log files about activity, provide surveillance capabilities, become extensible, become standardized, and become platform-independent."

April 03, 2006

Asking if something will be ready for deadline

How about a single word that means "is it really going to be ready by the deadline?"

"I've just finished the spec for a new all-seeing widget engine that's going to be integrated into all our products!"
"Sounds great but, _________."

March 28, 2006

assigning something to yourself

What is the word (if any) for the action of assigning a task to yourself? Any language will do :)

"Have you seen that bug?"
"Yeah, I just assigned it to myself"
"Yeah, I just ________"