I’m ready to replace the word “Computer”

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ENIAC computer viewed through smartphoneOkay, so we’ve reached 2013, firmly embedded in the 21st century, and I say it’s time to address an anachronism in our modern language.  Specifically, a word that needs to be replaced with something better.  A word from the last century that should stay in the 20th century, and needs to be substituted with a 21st century word better suited for our times.  The word is “computer.”

Maybe I really am the only one who thinks the word “computer” belongs in the 20th century, where it was born.  Maybe I’m the only one who thinks the word “computer” does not adequately describe the things our modern devices can do.  Maybe I’m the only one who thinks that using old words can hold us back and make it harder to envision their potential for growth and improvement.

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Tech IS sexy

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Hyundai Tiburon

Hyundai Tiburon

The other day I was watching TV and happened to see a Hyundai car commercial (a natural thing to see, considering the show I was watching featured a Hyundai as one of the main character’s rides).  It made me think of the Hyundai Tiburon I owned up until recently, when I traded it for a new Toyota Prius C.  And I found myself saying: “Sometimes I miss my Tiburon.  That car was sexy.  There’s nothing sexy about my new Prius.”

But upon giving it further thought, I realized I had to take that statement back.  Because, like so many other things, sexy is much more than the outside package. Continue reading

Foreign automakers already have what America needs

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While the EPA knocks out a new CAFE standard of just under 55MPG by 2025 (which the U.S. automakers can still weasel out of as they have in the past), BMW reveals two new electric concepts, the i3 and the i8.

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