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Technology Words From Back Then vs Now

Updated on April 05, 2013

Techie words from then vs now

Have you ever thought about the tech words that are used today vs the way they were used back then?

I have and I think the similarities are very entertaining. The words still have the same meaning, they just have more responsibility now.

They even have more of a purpose. They are high-tech words that help us as we evolve deeper into the depths of technology.

We have become accustomed to using these words in our new age techie world. We have come to appreciate them and admire their new standing in our vocabulary.

Back then, the words were basic and simple. Now the terms have power and potential. As you read through the list you might discover more words that I didn't add, feel free to add your own words in the comment section.

And the words are...

  • Surfing was done at the beach, now it's done on the Internet where you remain dry.
  • Macintosh was an apple we used for pies and other desserts, now it's a computer.
  • Traffic was sitting in a car waiting to get somewhere, now it's visiting a website and you save on gas. You also can't develop road rage.
  • A mouse was something we caught in a trap, now with a click of a mouse we are trapped in cyberspace. No need to share your cheese with this mouse.
  • An icon was someone we had on a pedestal, now it's a shortcut on our screen.
  • A browser was a person who shopped, now it's the Internet mall where you can shop until you drop!
  • Keys were used to start a car, open a door etc ... now they are used to type on our keyboard. It's rare that you will misplace these keys.
  • A web was a spider's hard work, now it's the World Wide Web where you meet new friends from around the world.
  • Facebook was when we saw the reflection of our face in a book, now it's a website used by millions of people to keep in touch or just to see each other's face!
  • A wall held up houses and buildings, now we use it to communicate with our friends on facebook!

  • A screensaver was a person who came to your home to save your screens, now it's a picture of something that makes you smile while your computer is at rest.
  • Tweets were sang by birds, now they are messages we send on Twitter.
  • Characters were people we were leery of, now they are how many spaces we are allowed while tweeting on Twitter.
  • Homepage was when your mom paged you home for dinner, if you didn't respond the first time the page got LOUDER!
  • Apple was a fruit you gave to your favorite teacher, now it's a billion dollar technology company!
  • Profile was looking in the mirror and admiring your appearance, now it's information that's required when you join a website!
  • Serial Number was given to convicts when arrested, now you have one on every piece of tech equipment you purchase just in case a con tries to steal it!
  • Wallpaper was the sticky, pretty paper you applied to walls, now you apply it to your computer background.
  • A community was an area you lived in, now it's part of a web group you are involved in.
  • Specs were glasses used for seeing, now they are how we see inside the computer.
  • Status was your standing in your community, now it's sharing what you had for lunch with your friends on facebook!
  • Trend was what was popular and hot, now it's the latest news on Twitter such as who or what is trending?!
  • Laptop was when you placed something on top of your lap, now it's a convenient computer that travels with you!
  • A poke was when you poked your friend and they poked you back, now you can poke the heck out of each other on Facebook and no fear of it turning into a fistfight!
  • MySpace was when you wanted "my space" now it's a part of Internet history and was replaced by Facebook and Google+.
  • A link was a piece of jewelry, now it's your connection to get to a website.
  • A blackberry was a fruit, now it's caused an epidemic among crackheads who enjoy their crackberry phones.
  • Motherboard was when your mother was in the car with you, now it's the printed circuit board and without it no one is happy.
  • Memory was something we all never wanted to lose, now it's what we want our computers to never lose!!
  • Smartphone was when we had to do all the work for our rotary phones, now they are phones who know it all!
  • Copy & paste was when we made a copy of a picture and pasted it on paper, now we click a mouse and it's all done for us!
  • Download & Upload were the words commonly used on laundry day, now they are used when retrieving data from cyberspace!
  • Menu was used to select a meal at a restaurant, now it's what we use to select our next website to visit!
  • Application was what we filled out to apply for a job ... now it's an application we add to our iPhones!
  • A password was needed to win childhood games, now it's needed to play Internet games, enter websites or retrieve email.
  • A Monitor was the nice, elderly lunchroom lady who we feared, now it's a box we stare at for hours at a time!
  • Network was a station to watch TV, now it's a place to socialize online!
  • Windows were panes of glass that we looked through to see the world, now without Windows we couldn't see the Internet world.

Who would have thought these tech words could have so many similarities? I didn't until now.

Feel free to add your own words in the comment section. I'm curious to know how more words we could add to this list. See y'all in cyberspace!

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      Vicki L Hodges 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great hub, sunshine. It's amazing how many words you came up with! Voted up, useful, interesting, awesome, and funny. I really enjoyed reading this. You're always good at bringing out a smile--or chuckle in this case--in people!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      It's amazing all the terms we've come to accept as part of our everyday vocabularies that used to mean something completely different! Love the hub! Thanks for sharing!

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      Great Hub. It is interesting how our words have changed. I also used to think of tweets with my dear Tweety Bird as a kid.

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      Stokermm 5 years ago from Gainesville, FL

      Wow! Very creative! you thought of a lot of computer terms that had totally different meanings back in the day. I still remember the day when you announced to the family that we were getting a computer. Oh how we have progressed from that slow 90s machine!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Victoria! I'm guessing you found no typos...I'm happy you got some chuckles:)

      Hi Stephanie! I guarantee I missed a few words. Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Alecia, tweets are a beautiful sound:)

      Stokermm, I'll NEVER miss the sound of dial-up! We have come a long way! :))

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      An amazing list and how meanings change over a period of time and context. Great read. very interesting

      Thanks...

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      What a great list... that is just too funny how we have taken all these words and completely switched there meaning. I wonder if someone were to say I am going surfing on Saturday if people would assume the beach or assume they are spending the day in front of the computer! LOL

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      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      hey sunshine how did you manage to come up with this as a topic for your hub!! It is absolutely brilliant!! and the list is great!! loved it and voted up!!

      carrie

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      Frannie Dee 5 years ago from Chicago Northwest Suburb

      Boy this brings back memories! I remember the day my boss brought a big box into my office and told me it was a computer. I said, "how does it work?" He shrugged his shoulders and said "read the directions inside the box." That was my introduction to technology. Now the terms I struggled to understand have become intuitive to little children. This Hub reminds me of the journey. Up and awesome.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Barber! It was a fun hub to write...Thanks for your comment!

      Hi Carrie! Facebook was the seed and the hub blossomed, it was a challenge :)

      Hi Frannie! That was my introduction to technology also and what a journey it's been!

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Very clever, Sunshine. How about these:

      cloud - I remember when cloud only described those white fluffy cottony thnings floating in the sky, not a place to store data.

      And nerd was the guy who wore a white pen protector in his shirt pocket, not a guy who is a computer whiz.

      And Barney Google was an old, old comic, not a search engine.

      And "search engine" was looking for your car in the parking lot, not Google.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fantastic words drbj! I didn't know about Barney Google and I really wanted to use Google so Thank You! :))

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      hey GF, you make me lmao & BTW I'll ttyl. Still @ son & DIL's in GA. how bout a hub on all the texting lingo? you're an expert! efferjay!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Well done fpherj!!! Your lingo impresses me :-))

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Follow: Used to be someone tracing anothers steps...now its the act of getting ones email of their posts...

      Circles: A sphere...now it's the name of a group you're in on Google+...lol

      I can't say we've come a long way,but I can say we are verbally interchangeable.;)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fantastic additions Bryan! We've come a long way with computers from dial-up to wireless...such a huge difference and so, so nice! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      A fascinating hub. I really enjoyed reading all the terms and seeing how their meanings have changed over the years. I am trying to think of some more but between your excellent hub and your excellent comments I can only come up with one.....Network....in my youth Network was ABC, CBS and NBC...that was it....now you say Network....and it can mean your phone or how your computers talk to other computers. Voted up and awesome.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sunshine, what a fun hub and what a great list of words, you've thought of so many!

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Well aren't you clever, young lady! If only I could take a peek around that awesome brain of yours LOL. I enjoyed reading your hub thoroughly - I have never before thought about how these ordinary words have evolved so much into techy terms.

      Hey, how about this one (you've kicked my brain into gear now): A "server" used to be thought of as a person or thing that provides a service and and now a "server" is a computer program running to serve the requests of other programs.

      Voting up and across the board!!

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Traffic, sadly, is still well cemented to the concept of cars just sitting with the engines on and knowing that you are going to be late...

      I'm happy to say that at least half of these words the original meaning still comes to mind first.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome hub!!!! When I want one of my boys to throw the clothes from the washer to the dryer I say to them Could you please flip my load :)

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Amazing list of words! I am impressed that you came up with so many:) All these words are used as a natural part of the Swedish language too and the habit to mix English words into our own language is increasing every year!

      Awesome hub!

      Tina

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Sunshine! You never cease to amaze me. Clever you are certainly! This hub is so cool and so true! Fantastic!

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      StayPos 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      Sunshine,

      Terrific Hub! This is a great display of how the past and present is brought together with the creative use of words! Bravo!

      Voted Up and Awesome!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you cogerson for joining in on the fun! Network is a fab word but it has been used, would you happen to have another word? ;)

      Cloverleaf your sweetness will get you everywhere :)) Server is a superb word!!! Thank you for playing along!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      MM ... Thank you :)

      Flora ... I detest traffic so I just sing along to the music to pass the time.

      Susan, FLIP MY LOAD! Hahaha! Love it!

      Thank you Dex, Thoughtforce and Staypos for dropping by! You are always welcome, don't be a stranger!!! :-)

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A really fun hub sunshine.

      How about a cell, once a place where prisoners were held now it's a phone. And to re-boot would have been to put your boots back on now it means to restart your computer.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Rosemay those are excellent words! Thank you for participating in the fun! :)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I had a great teacher!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      fpherj ... it takes one to know one! :)

      I have a new word ... Java was a cup of coffee, now it's computer software!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow....my friend, you have done a great research here. I find many new terms here. Thanks for share with us and I learn much from you. Vote up and useful. Have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Sunshine, this was such a Fun as well as Educational read. It's certainly a Hub to be Bookmarked. I imagine as time goes, this list will grow and grow! I VOTED Up my Friend.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Malin! This hub was fun to write and I'm still thinking of words to add :)

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Sunshine625,

      Greetings from MAKUSR. Very nice hub about comparing the things now and then. But I am happy that most of us had playgrounds to play and not play-stations.

      Lots of Love,

      MAKUSR

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello MAKUSR, A very good word from you! Thank you for playing the game! :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi Sunshine - what about the word BYTE? How many bytes do you have?

      Or, VIRUS. You gave me a virus. Upload / download

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      Husky1970 5 years ago

      Sunshine625, thanks for the chuckles. You sure did come up with quite a list. Loved this hub!

      Voted up and funny.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      GREAT word missolive! Bite of food or megaBYTE or gigaBYTE! Thanks!!

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      rebeccamealey 5 years ago

      How clever! I really enjoyed this!

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      PhotoShop used to be where you took film to be developed, now it's software that lets you do fun things to pix from a digital camera or your cell (phone).

      And Adobe used to mean the gooey stuff used to cover the outside of a house! ;D

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awesome Gama!!! Thanks for joining in :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Loved the hub however, felt quite old since; knew the actual terminology and the techie ones...LOL

      It has been voted up and interesting Sunshine :) Your profile name is so appropriate since; it sure does put sunshine on our day with such interesting hubs :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Ruchira! No such thing as feeling old...age is just a number! :))

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Well said indeed sunshine :)

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      rai2722 5 years ago

      this hub is just funny! thanks for sharing the insight.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This one was such a good, cute, funny, interesting hub. Oh don't let me forget awesome. Words have more meaning... I smiled when I read that, and it was a good intro to what you were getting ready to share.

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      doodlebugs 5 years ago from Southwest

      Very funny Hub. Surfing at the beach was probably better for your health, and we need specs because we stare at a screen for too many hours a day.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello rai ... homestead ... doodlebugs! Thank you for stopping by and joining in on the fun! I'm still hoping for more words to add to the list! :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Well, you asked for it - tee hee! What a cute idea! How about these:

      Back then - back when -

      a 'disk' was that big golden light in the sky;

      a 'highlight' was a bright light in one's eye;

      a 'thread' was used in mending a shirt;

      getting 'hits' was something that usually hurt;

      'cut and paste' was what kids did in art class;

      one did a quick 'scan' to get the gist and to pass;

      at a tool store, you got 'hardware', such as hammers;

      to 'submit' was to give in to someone with more power;

      incarcerated criminals hoped to 'escape' from the slammers

      by not being seen from the tower;

      'return' meant to come back to a place to be heard;

      a 'smiley' went around with a silly grin on his kisser;

      'sharing' was giving some candy to your sister;

      to 'enter' one did with a welcoming word;

      and ‘guestbooks’ were signed by wedding guests

      to keep out crasher-type pests;

      'timing out' meant no more time on the meter;

      a 'bluetooth' showed blueberry chewing

      without teeth-brushing doing;

      a 'hard drive' was out on the freeway at five.

      a 'virus' you got when strange gals you had kissed

      and 'java' was something you drank upon rising;

      a ‘ram’ was a male sheep

      who pastured on hills;

      ‘real time' was when you lived ‘real life’, - of course.

      We didn’t have a need to ‘outsource’!

      We managed somehow with less frills and less pills

      and never even knew what we had missed!

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

      10-26-11

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Sunshine, votes up. This is a classic hub and should be for ever. Very well done. It really makes you think! :) A fun article. Very good work.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Nellieanna...outstanding!!!! :)

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      hehe.. . thanks

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      Mark 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Good Job - You always make me smile

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      Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Rated up, awesome, and interesting. This is fantastic and a lot of fun. You obviously put a lot of work into this, and it sure shows. Great hub! :)

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      Rastamermaid 5 years ago from Universe

      Awesome stuff Sunshine,I'm just proud that I understood,not like the texting stuff now that you can't decipher.

      Voted up and beautifully interesting!

      Blessings!

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      geegee77 5 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Awesome hub sunshine very clever as always :) ge

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Manthy - Faceless - Rasta and Gloria for you comments and votes. This hub was fun to create! :))

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      WOW, so creative as I have come to expect from you Sunshine!

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      V for Verdanna 5 years ago

      Sunshine.

      Nice to see how words change meaning.

      And let us not forget when WiFi was a record player with a built-in wireless, the Operating System was something that needed to overthrown, a pen drive was something you did by tracing Route 66 on a map, a hub was something that fell off on ROute 66, and floppy just meant 'mens problems'.

      Stay radiant.

      V

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you V! Those are excellent words for the collection:) much appreciated!

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      Victor Mavedzenge 5 years ago from Oakland, California

      Awesome hub,loved it. Nice play on words and a superb conclusion with the cartoon from joyoftech.com

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you kindly Alladream. This hub was fun and interesting to create:)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Hah-hah, great reminder of how technology transforms words. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      It was fun to put this hub together alocsin! Thanks for your votes:)

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      What a great Hub! I really enjoyed reading this.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great topic for a hub, Linda! Well worth the read.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you kindly for your random creative comment Rose:))

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      kayha 5 years ago

      Great hub! Interesting to see the impact of technology on our vocabulary.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Daisy and Kayha for reading and commenting!!:)

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      princesswithapen 5 years ago

      Haha! What a delightful read and a wonderful idea for a hub. Loved it and sharing it!

      Princesswithapen

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Princess! Thank you for your comment and for sharing!:)

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      ideasinked 4 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      Hey such an awesome post...I loved the comic at the bottom..so hilarious! :)

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      snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      hahaha sunshine, this is very cool!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hello Ideas & Snow, I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. It was fun to create!:)

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      newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      @Sunshine625....I really like to appreciate you for this kind of share. I enjoyed reading this. After reading your post I feel we always try to be like others and often loss our originality....nice work....keep it up!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you newused for your comment! I'm sure there are still more words that we could add to the list. I appreciate your comment!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      This would make an excellent dictionary for those not immersed in the world of technology or aliens that just landed. :) Great job, Miss Sunshine! :)

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Linda, love the description of 'Motherboard' hee hee :o) voted up and shared n what not.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda -

      Loved this one, too! There is another usage for the word "keys", but it was probably in a culture that you didn't get in to. Of course, we also talked about "lids", but that's completely off topic. lol

      Great Effort and Hub!

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hello Shine,

      Its an wonderful hub....though it has got many elements in it ...such as ..little fun,many information, comparison of past with the present and mainly the flavor of an extra brilliant mind. We all use these but you are so fantastic in capturing the minute observation in this hub. votes up and awesome, shares as well:-)

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      What a fun hub! When I started work as a summer intern at my old law firm in Chicago, I had to submit a photo and a short autobiography for the firm "facebook," which was an actual book with everyone's pictures and info. That was 23 years ago. Who knew?

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      TT, Aliens from another my planet have their own edition!:)

      Jools, The motherboard is vital!

      Rich, You are such a riot! Always have a way to enhance my hubs.

      Thank you all! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      dghbrh, Thank you for your comment!

      Deb, That's too funny! Facebook 23 years ago! Love it!

      Thank you for sharing!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Copy and paste will never be the same!

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

      Awesome hub, voted up funny and more! I should show this to my aunts and uncles so maybe they can get the lingo right! They are old school, haha.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Ain't that the truth Christy! :)

      Hi Euro, Someone is bound to learn something new when they visit this hub. Good luck to your aunts and uncles!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      GClark 4 years ago from United States

      Interesting and funny Hub - reminds me of some very clever cartoons I have seen that emphasized the same thing. It's always fun to explore all the new vocabulary that accompanies technology advancements.

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      Felicia Vasquez 4 years ago from New Mexico

      WOW!! makes me feel old! LOL

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      passportexpert 4 years ago

      very interesting! never think about it like this..

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      asmaiftikhar 4 years ago from Pakistan

      An amazing hub.Thanks for sharing.

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      Barrington Nixon 4 years ago from Brampton Ontario Canada

      That was fantastic, good show.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for your comments! I'm glad you all enjoyed this article :)

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      naeemebrahimjee 4 years ago from London

      What an awesome hub! Thanks a lot for making me laugh, chuckle, and remember the past!

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      kenny68 4 years ago

      Wasn't "software" something sweaters were made of?

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      farmloft 4 years ago from Michigan

      Fun to read including all the comments. My fav is from V. Will we ever stop using "rerun" words? I hope not...

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      naeemebrahimjee ~ Kenny68 ~ farmloft ... Thanks for your comments! Software is a good one Kenny! Farmloft I concur! :)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful article. I work in more ethereal reality changes occassioned by the internet and phone capabilities.

      "get a hold of him right away" -- used to mean several days

      Legally things had to be hand served or mailed adding days to the process.

      There was even an old saying "check is in the mail" The tearing down of the Berlin Wall was mostly a result of the freedom of information coming from that new fangle contraption called a FAX

      The wonderful examples of words you write. Remind me that my family cabin in the canyon lands of Arizona - still has for a phone a party line.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Eric! Thank you for sharing your thoughts to compliment my hub.

      I saw a corded landline wall phone the other day and I had to take a photo of it to show my grandkids since they are used to mobile phones. Excellent comment!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I'll never know how you came up with all these words. I'm sitting here trying to think of one that is used today, and after reading your list, I can't think of any new ones!

      I voted this Hub UP, etc. and will share.

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      JoanCA 4 years ago

      I love this list. The only other word I can think of is tag.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Very funny! My teens have no idea that these are "new" terms, since they grew up with them. I have to admit, I am so use to these terms that I didn't realize there were so many! You just sort of take them for granted...I really enjoyed this, thanks for making me laugh.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Gosh, Sunshine, making lists is your forte. This one about Internet terminology is absolutely amazing!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Love your list Linda! lol! always reminds me of when my friend heard the word mouse at an evening class, she nearly jumped on the chair! haha!

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      Tina Dubinsky 4 years ago from Brisbane, Australia

      As all others, I love your list. I have one to add too! Scripts. These were once used to obtain medication so that our bodies, mind and spirits could function well. Now Scripts do all fancy type of things in various scripting languages (sometimes these are as readable by the general public as a medical Doctor's note). Scripts are used all over the web and in computer programmes providing Internet rich content.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks for sharing Mary!

      Tag is an excellent addition Joan! Thank you!

      Mpropp...Yes, we do take these words for granted which is why I decided to create this hub. I had a lotta fun with it, I'm glad you did also.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Martie and Nell, always a pleasure to see you two lovely ladies. Mouse! Haha! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Tinksy, Thank you! Scripts is a great word. I never thought of it! Well done.

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      i knew you were trouble 4 years ago

      you guys need to get off the computers and video games and go outside and have fun with friends, animals

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      haha! Funny! I'm relieved that I never touch my mouse and think of a... Mickey Mouse :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Mike...Yay for Mickey Mouse! :)

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      love 4 years ago

      technology can change no matter what back then you actually had time to play and talk to each other face to face now you can get on your phones and call someone in englad and talk to them this is what we get for all that fun we had to have technology can i get a amen

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      Zii 3 years ago

      So glad I found this awesome rscouree today! I switched my Facebook commenting plugin to the one that you recommended.Two questions for you:1) How do you configure the plugin to NOT duplicate the Facebook comments in the regular commenting system?2) Does this plugin notify you whenever you get new comments? On Facebook? Thanks again for your great work, Nathalie!

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