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The Technically Speaking Infographic

January5

message-580300_1280As 2015 begins, it’s out with the old and in with the new—goals, ways of doing things and efforts to make dreams become a reality.

Well, apparently, that old adage also holds true for tech-related terms, particularly those based on the latest trends and changes on the technology scene. So, what’s retro? What terms indicate you just might be a fossil? How about surf, click and .com? Yep, it’s true. These once popular geeky expressions top the endangered list as they are now being completely updated or replaced with newfangled hip words such as “torrent” and “glassed up”. Take a closer look at the latest technical jargon by checking out the infographic shown below. And find out just how old school you are in the process!

technically speaking infographic

A shout out to Lebara Mobile for creating and sharing this handy visual.

Classroom Connection:

The infographic provides connected educators with a guide to new and outdated technology terms—info that can be helpful in the classroom and beyond. You don’t want to sound like you’re a flashback from the Woodstock era, do you? (OK, so maybe you do but……)

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