talk smart, talk tech

A BLUFF article in a recent magazine had an interesting page that showed how a simple switching of words can make you sound hip.

Instead of saying Motherboard, try saying MoBo; and instead of 1 Gigabyte of RAM, use 1 Gig; or use 1 Meg for 1 Megabyte.

Similarly, when you are explaining someone about 3D animation, say MoCap instead of Motion Capture. And if you want to explain him what NURBS is, you could say, “NURBS stands for Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines” or say, “NURBS is an advanced computing technology. The tools are complex and require knowledge about certain jargons.” Then add, “Nurbs basically deals with curves whose shapes are governed by control vertices”. Occasionally, look at your listener and judging his mood, throw out words such as interpolation, b-splines, wireframe, mesh, animation path, perspective, muscle & bone animation, gait cycle, ambient animation, etc. – just make sure that you do not get caught in a difficult question.

In that case, just point your audience to the web and make an excuse, like, “There are tons of tutorials out there for….”

“Thank God for SCSI and PCI – I remember the ISA days – they sucked! Can’t wait for everything to go Fibre Channel.”


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