from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who has a love of or enthusiasm for technology, especially computers and high technology: "Other technophiles see genetic engineering as a route to growth that is almost without end” ( Charles C. Mann).
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- n. A person very enthusiastic about technology, especially one who enjoys the advances in computer and media technology.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is enthusiastic about new technology
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McCain, who was not known as a technophile during the 2008 presidential race, says he is fond of the popular service that allows users to broadcast 140-character messages.
Dubbed a "technophile" by The New York Times, Weiner has been an avid tweeter: he posts to the social networking service multiple times a day, writes from his BlackBerry, makes generous use of hashtags to add color to his tweets, and frequently engages his followers in one-on-one conversations.
In this sense, it is a portmanteau word combining "technophile" and "metrosexual", which was first promoted by creative professional Ricky Montalvo to describe "a dandyish narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban lifestyle and gadgets; a straight man who is in touch with his feminine side but has fondness for electronics such as cell phones, PDAs, computers, software, and the web."
When used thusly, it is a portmanteau word combining "technophile" and "sexual".
Last Friday the actor and self-confessed 'technophile' Stephen Fry was one of the more interesting contributors to a rather self-serving debate about 'Digital Britain' held at the British Library.
This episode gives a disturbing new definition to "technophile"!
Even an enthusiastic technophile like Phil admits to feeling “swamped” by the normal web stuff, let alone catapulting himself into another world.
A keen technophile, it's no surprise to see his new show hyped as an audio-visual extravaganza, with the audience invited to participate through a free iPhone app.
On the other hand, if you're a technophile then light-field photography is just the latest example of how digital technology overturns conventional wisdom.
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