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      Tech Terms Through the Ages [Infographic]


      Can you imagine a world where “cyberspace” or “information superhighway” were the preferred terms over “internet”? Believe it or not, both words pre-date the latter by a several years. And fortunately, by the time junk-email became a thing 1986, we already had the ability to “unsubscribe,” which was a term first coined in 1981. It’s interesting to trace the origin of tech terms over the past several decades, and Merriam-Webster.com has made it easier than ever.

      Merriam-Webster’s Time Traveler tool, which was first unveiled in 2017, is making the rounds again on social media as users share the most entertaining words that debuted the year they were born. There is also some buzz around social distancing and socially distance, which were first seen in print in 2003 and 1984 respectively.

      Below, we’ve compiled a timeline of tech terms dating back to 1975. Merriam Webster.com has dated these terms by “First Known Use,” noting that each term is dated by the earliest recorded use in English that their editors were able to discover.

      INAP Tech Words Through the Ages

       

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      The Tech Perfectionists’ Trap: Lessons Learned Polishing Rocks


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      About the Talk

      A lightning talk featuring DigitalOcean CTO Barry Cooks from deploy, DigitalOcean’s virtual global conference.

      What You’ll Learn

      • Prioritizing key factors to adjust your decision making
      • The nuance of understanding your target customer while admitting you don’t really understand your target customer
      • Trade-offs between speed of development and completeness of the solution

      About the Presenter

      Barry Cooks is DigitalOcean’s Chief Technology Officer, where he oversees the company’s overall product direction and development and leads technology teams.



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      Build a Tech Brand During Covid in Emerging Tech Ecosystems


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      About the Talk

      This talk features the award-winning Mrs. Christine Souffrant Ntim explaining how to build your personal brand during a pandemic specifically in emerging tech ecosystems.

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      About the Presenter

      Mrs. Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American and Ghanaian expert on the startup ecosystem for emerging markets. She was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, personal branding, and future tech for emerging markets at over 20+ global conferences a year, including former appearances at the United Nations, Davos, TEDx, SXSW, European Union Forum, US State Department Tours, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, and more.



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