i cannot enter your alien land


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technophobe friend had these kind words to say the other day:


 


 

“i don’t like your blog because
i don’t understand a word of what it means

you are a weirdo techie person
that has learned a language that is not based on english

i cannnot enter your alien
land”


 

 

The funny thing is, she is right.  I
often forget that we are all conversant in another language that is not English.  But
what exactly should it be called?  I think
these unique languages pervade every industry, not just technology.  When
I worked in finance, it had its very own language.  To
complicate matters more, each company has its very own set of lingo, and acronyms.
Enough of this, I’m going to hurt my brain.

Comments (2)

  1. oldSchool says:

    It’s funny that you mention about different companies using lingo differently (or different lingo). My company calls HTML/JavaScript coders (basically anything client-side) "developers" and calls ASP/VB/.NET/SQL coders "programmers". I think most of this stems from the fact that none of the programmers want to slice up Photoshop designs or write JavaScript all day long. So someone at some point made the distinction so dramatic that they gave them their own name.

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