"n. 1. A consumer who is an amateur in a particular field, but who is knowledgeable enough to require equipment that has some professional features ("professional" + "consumer"). 2. A person who helps to design or customize the products they purchase ("producer" + "consumer"). 3. A person who creates goods for their own use and also possibly to sell ("producing" + "consumer"). 4. A person who takes steps to correct difficulties with consumer companies or markets and to anticipate future problems ("proactive" + "consumer")." --Word Spy
"n. A repetitive stress injury characterized by swelling and pain at the base of the thumb and caused by prolonged use of the thumb while operating a BlackBerry or other personal digital assistant." --Word Spy
"n. An online record of a person's daily activities, either via direct video feed or via aggregating the person's online content such as blog posts, social network updates, and online photos." --Word Spy
"Any link that is so compelling ("Click here to win a free iPhone") that you just have to click on it. In some cases, a linkbait is nefarious, taking you to Web site that infects your computer with a virus or displays inappropriate images" --"Mesofacts, Memes and More: 25 New Tech Words You Need to Know"
"(his.TAYR.i.cul ree.uh.liz.um) n. A literary genre characterized by exceptional length, frenetic action, offbeat characters, and long digressions on topics secondary to the story. (Cf. magical realism.)" --Word Spy
"n. A literary genre that features books written by men and focusing on young, male characters, particularly those who are selfish, insensitive, and afraid of commitment. Also: lad literature." --Word Spy
"n. A literary genre that features books written by men and focusing on young male protagonists who engage in drunkenness, promiscuity, and loutish behavior. Blend of fraternity and satire." --Word Spy
"Now, researchers and engineers are pulling graphics out of your television screen or computer display and integrating them into real-world environments. This new technology, called augmented reality, blurs the line between what's real and what's computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell...Augmented reality adds graphics, sounds, haptic feedback and smell to the natural world as it exists. " --Kevin Bonser, "How Augmented Reality Works"
A Web site on which companies post problems, offering a prize for the person or company that solves the problem.
"Today, these companies are pioneers among thousands of businesses that participate in what we call "ideagoras"—places where millions of ideas and solutions change hands in something akin to an eBay for innovation." --Dan Tapscott, "Ideagora, a Marketplace for Minds"
"1. a volunteer doing tedious computer work for scientific research, usually in shortwork sessions. For an example, see http://clickworkers.arc.nasa.gov/top. (more generally) a worker who manages information with the aid of a computer, typically without being especially knowledgeable about or interested in computing." --AllBusiness
What a great image: a dusty museum of un-words. Cavernous halls filled with dust and broken, empty words. Should we cry for those words that never had a chance, their parents too consumed by love of money and sales to properly care for their children, their words? Should we banish them forever to dark corners? Hmm... maybe the speakers should be banished...
Hi ecbrenner. Please take this as a compliment - your "digital terms" list is surely the driest concentration of vocabulary on Wordie, if not the whole internets. I can but admire the thudding relentlessness of it. Good on you for curating these awful terms from which so many of us instinctively recoil.