New Jargon for Gadget Blogs
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I read a troubling article today suggesting that a plastic mock-up containing a printed-on screen and no electronics was a product. With that in mind, let’s clarify what wording should be used in this situation:
- “make-believe:” a thing that doesn’t work, has a simulated screen, or contains no electronics.
- “pretended:” unveiling a make-believe product
- “playing with toys:” hands-on “usage” of a make-believe product
We just got to spend some quality time with ASUS’ newly unveiled Padfone and you can see the smartphone that doubles up as a tablet on video after the break.
We just got to have playtime with ASUS’s newly pretended Padfone and you can see the make-believe smartphone that doubles up as a make-believe tablet on video of us playing with plastic toys after the break.
Thanks for your cooperation.