Thanks to Silicon Valley

From the corporate and Silicon Valley jungles.

“batmobiling”
putting up emotional shields from the retracting armor that covers the batmobile as in “she started talking marriage and
he started batmobiling”

“betamaxed”
when a technology is overtaken in the market by inferior but better marketed competition as in “Microsoft betamaxed Apple
right out of the market”

“blowing your buffer”
losing your train of thought

“cobweb”
a WWW site that never changes

“elvis year”
the peak year of popularity as in “1993 was Barney the dinosaur’s elvis year”

“generica”
fast food joints, strip malls, sub-divisions as in “we were so lost in generica that I couldn’t remember what city
it was”

“going postal”
totally stressed out and losing it like postal employees who went on shooting rampages

“high dome”
egghead, scientist, PhD

“irritainment”
annoying but you can’t stop watching i.e; the O.J. trial

“meatspace”
the physical world (as opposed to the virtual) also “carbon community” “facetime” “F2F” “RL”

“percussive maintenance”
the fine art of whacking a device to get it working

“prairie dogging”
in companies where everyone has a cubicle something happens and everyone pops up to look

“salmon day”
swimming upstream all day to get screwed in the end

“siliwood”
the coming convergence of movies, interactive TV and computers also “hollywired”

“square headed girlfriend” (boyfriend)
computer

“treeware”
manuals and documentation

“umfriend”
sexual relationship “this is Dale, my…um…friend”

“world wide wait”
WWW

“yuppie food coupons”
twenty dollar bills from an ATM