DAVID GRAEBER ~ BULLSHIT JOBS ~ 2018

~ LAS-U-IFO-TCOPWAA-M/M/F/M-T ~ Layoffs And Speed-Ups – Invariably Fall On – That Class Of People Who Are Actually – Making / Moving / Fixing / Maintaining – Things

~ I-1%-OTP-CMOT-DW-WWC-‘TM’-RW-T-TIUOI-NAE ~ If – 1 Percent – Of The Population – Controls Most Of The – Disposable Wealth – What We Call – “the Market” – Reflects What – They – Think Is Useful Or Important – Not Anybody Else

~ HWNMTW ~ Humans Were Not Made To Work

~ WHBACBO-W-NE-‘PW’-B-WAEAMII ~ We Have Become A Civilization Based On – Work – Not Even – “Productive Work” – But – Work As An End And Meaning In Itself

~ MLOPO ~ Multiple Layers Of Private Outsourcing

~ BS-J-TA-POEMUOT-TTPDTJCTB-P/U/OEP-JT-WTTD-WMNDW-AA-TAJTTHTFSNE-T-THTBSDO-PAF-IAW-TJ-MFOTP-TTI-IF-AGRWHJE ~ Bullshit Jobs – Jobs – That Are – Primarily Or Entirely Made Up Of Tasks – That The Person Doing That Job Considers To Be – Pointless / Unnecessary / Or Even Pernicious – Jobs That – Were They To Disappear – Would Make No Difference Whatsoever – Above All – These Are Jobs That The Holders Themselves Feel Should Not Exist – Typically – There Has To Be Some Degree Of – Pretense And Fraud – Involved As Well – The Jobholder – Must Feel Obliged To Pretend – That There Is – In Fact – A Good Reason Why Her[/His] Job Exists

~ MPWDAGDOHITW-APATKTTDS-O-TATTB-TEAOP-TIAAT-TCUWRWTARDG-N-TASRTA-TT ~ Most People Who Do A Great Deal Of Harm In The World – Are Protected Against The Knowledge That They Do So – Or – They Allow Themselves To Believe – The Endless Accretion Of Paid Flunkies – That Inevitably Assemble Around Them – To Come Up With Reasons Why They Are Really Doing Good – Nowadays – These Are Sometimes Referred To As – Think Tanks

~ ITPOTEIACO-PBTWIONSV-OSPATATAR ~ If The Preponderance Of Those Engaged In A Certain Occupation – Privately Believe Their Work Is Of No Social Value – One Should Proceed Along The Assumption They Are Right

~ AD-B-J-TA-P-AJTAM-B-‘SJ’-TTASOC-O-TMABCO ~ Another Distinction – Between – Jobs – That Are – Pointless – And Jobs That Are Merely – Bad – “Shit Jobs” – The Two Are So Often Confused – Odd – They Might Almost Be Considered Opposites

~ BS-OPQWATTOEWC-TJP-SJ-AUNAAB-TTIWTNTBDAICOBTS-IJTTWWDTAPATB ~ Bullshit Jobs – Often Pay Quite Well And Tend To Offer Excellent Working Conditions – They’re Just Pointless – Shit Jobs – Are Usually Not At All Bullshit – They Typically Involve Work That Needs To Be Done And Is Clearly Of Benefit To Society – It’s Just That The Workers Who Do Them Are Paid And Treated Badly

~ IIATPTHAJTIBSAB ~ It Is Also Theoretically Possible To Have A Job That Is Both Shit And Bullshit

~ N-UB-SJARI-TPS-AI-TPS-EM-PAPBHBSIETIOVDTTTA ~ Nowadays – Useless Bureaucrats – Seem Just As Rife In – The Private Sector – As In – The Public Sector – Even More – Public And Private Bureaucracies Have Become So Increasingly Entangled That It’s Often Very Difficult To Tell Them Apart

~ ‘MR’-AICBM-NL ~ “Market Reforms” Almost Invariably Create More Bureaucracy – Not Less

~ CA-BR-AFYB-BO-TY-IATFO-GR-B-IYRWTRACFR-MOTWWB-TB ~ Complain About – Bureaucratic Run-Around From Your Bank – Bank Officials – Tell You – It’s All The Fault Of – Government Regulations – But – If You Research Where Those Regulations Actually Come From – Most Of Them Were Written By – The Bank

~ IOCRIT-BG-AI-O-T-BW ~ If One Common Reaction Is To – Blame Government – Another Is – Oddly – To – Blame Women

~ TIAVTLB-EL-A-TC ~ There Is A Very Thin Line Between – Extreme Luxury – And – Total Crap

~ TI-IS-AWGOJ-TICTDD-BASWHHPFRUTATDTW ~ There Is – It Seems – A Whole Genre Of Jobs – That Involve Correcting The Damage Done – By A Superior Who Holds His Position For Reasons Unrelated To Ability To Do The Work

~ IIPTHABJANKI? ~ Is It Possible To Have A Bullshit Job And Not Know It?

~ TMAPEOBTIABS ~ The Moral And Psychological Effects Of Being Trapped Inside A Bullshit Job

~HB-A-SIS-TI-COFRWOH-TBTDP ~ Human Beings – Are – So Intrinsically Social – That If – Cut Off From Relations With Other Humans –They Begin To Decay Physically

~ AHBUTHAMIOTWCTE ~ A Human Being Unable To Have A Meaningful Impact On The World Ceases To Exist

~ TT-MS-MOF-PWFDTDF-TTTDOOAY-BJAFHADO-AOFD-NAA ~ The Typical – Medieval Serf – Male Or Female – Probably Worked From Dawn To Dusk For – Twenty To Thirty Days Out Of Any Year – But Just A Few Hours A Day Otherwise – And On Feast Days – Not At All

~ TITOPTCBTSEIAQP-MHSTHEEWNHCOSAT-HCYBT?-AAR-TOMOEOWLTWDEITAWAOPWAAS ~ The Idea That One Person’s Time Can Belong To Someone Else Is Actually Quite Peculiar – Most Human Societies That Have Ever Existed Would Never Have Conceived Of Such A Thing – How Could You Buy Time? – As A Result – The Overwhelming Majority Of Examples Of Wage Labor That We Do Encounter In The Ancient World Are Of People Who Are Already Slaves

~ TINAGAWWCBM-BTWITMI ~ Time Is Not A Grid Against Which Work Can Be Measured – Because The Work Is The Measure Itself

~ ‘S’-TLOCM-M-PM-BJ-I-S-TCOBA-NOIESWTASTSOHTASTFATS ~ “Scriptlessness” – The Lack Of Cultural Models – Many – Probably Most – Bullshit Jobs – Involve – Scriptlessness – The Codes Of Behavior Ambiguous – No One Is Even Sure What They Are Supposed To Say Or How They Are Supposed To Feel About Their Situation

~ S-RASAFCOBJ ~ Stress-Related Ailments Seem A Frequent Consequence Of Bullshit Jobs

~ YCS-‘O’-TYB ~ You Can’t Say – “Orange” – To Your Boss

~ TLOASOPEAAP ~ The Lack Of A Sense Of Purpose Eats Away At People

~ IHENBTSWAFTYASTH ~ It’s Hard Enough Nowadays Being Taken Seriously When Asking For Things You’re Already Supposed To Have

~ WWAWI-TROTFO-PC-T-OW-CPAC-D-T-S-F-SOT-THATDIW-WEWTNFTTO-TSCAIO ~ What We Are Witnessing Is – The Rise Of Those Forms Of – Popular Culture – That – Office Workers – Can Produce And Consume – During – The – Scattered – Furtive – Shards Of Time – They Have At Their Disposal In Workplaces – Where Even When There’s Nothing For Them To Do – They Still Can’t Admit It Openly

~ TMOLOM-WBJITSTTOA-HCTDAA-‘CI’ ~ The Multiplication Of Levels Of Managers – Whose Basic Job Is To Sell Things To One Another – Has Come To Dominate Almost All – “Creative Industries”

~ W-WNLFALTCTFNTT-HTBI-M/M/S ~ Workers – Who No Longer Felt Any Loyalty To Corporations That Felt None Toward Them – Had To Be Increasingly – Monitored / Managed / Surveilled

~ TSTBAIC-B-TFOTE-TBOII-A-TPOBS ~ There Seems To Be An Intrinsic Connection – Between – The Financialization Of The Economy – The Blossoming Of Information Industries – And – The Proliferation Of Bullshit Jobs

~ A-MROWH-IPTQAETTCBDTSTP ~ A – Mass Reduction Of Working Hours – Is Probably – The Quickest And Easiest Thing That Could Be Done To Save The Planet

~ TMYWHABO-A-TM-SV-YC-TLYALTBPFI ~ The More Your Work Helps And Benefits Others – And – The More – Social Value – You Create – The Less You Are Likely To Be Paid For It

~ ROTCC ~ Revolt Of The Caring Classes

~ W-A-A-E-I-I-M ~ Work-As-An-End-In-Itself-Morality

~ TMTEBAMOTM-DOL-TM-IAUCOC-AMS-STATFOOBSTSUAMOTLAP ~ The More The Economy Becomes A Matter Of The Mere – Distribution Of Loot – The More – Inefficiency And Unnecessary Chains Of Command – Actually Make Sense – Since These Are The Forms Of Organization Best Suited To Soaking Up As Much Of That Loot As Possible

~ TPOMW=MPSODAS-WICUIWFAL+MPHTJ ~ The Paradox Of Modern Work = Most People’s Sense Of Dignity And Self-Worth Is Caught Up In Working For A Living + Most People Hate Their Jobs

DAVID GRAEBER ~ THE FIVE MAJOR VARIETIES OF BULLSHIT JOBS ~ BULLSHIT JOBS ~ 2018

~ WFD-OOPTMSELOFI-YCBMWAE ~ What Flunkies Do – Only Or Primarily To Make Someone Else Look Or Feel Important – You Cannot Be Magnificent Without An Entourage

~ WGD-PW-J-A-EMAA ~ What Goons Do – People Whose – Jobs – Are – Essentially Manipulative And Aggressive

~ WDTD-WJEOBOAGOFITO-TSAPTONTE ~ What Duct Tapers Do – Whose Jobs Exist Only Because Of A Glitch Or Fault In The Organization – To Solve A Problem That Ought Not To Exist

~ WBTD-EWEOOPTAAOTBATCIIDST-IF-IIND ~ What Box Tickers Do – Employees Who Exist Only Or Primarily To Allow An Organization To Be Able To Claim It Is Doing Something That – In Fact – It Is Not Doing

~ WTD-TWRCEOAWTO ~ What Taskmasters Do – Those Whose Role Consists Entirely Of Assigning Work To Others

~ AM-DTDPWOTFCIBT-OTMSTCEOS ~ Ambiguous Multiform – Difficult To Determine Precisely Which Of The Five Categories It Belongs To – Often It May Seem To Contain Elements Of Several

~ SOBJ-INSPAAOT-B-WAUP-B-TAPISOAPE ~ Second Order Bullshit Jobs – In No Sense Pointless In And Of Themselves – But – Which Are Ultimately Pointless – Because – They Are Performed In Support Of A Pointless Enterprise

THOMAS MOORE ~ A LIFE AT WORK ~ 2008

~ A-LW-IAMAEAAACA ~ A – Life Work – Is As Much An Emotional Accomplishment As A Concrete Achievement

~ MPSIWTFTTDANIOTAETFAWTD ~ Many People So Identify With Their Failures That They Develop A Negative Image Of Themselves And Expect To Fail At Whatever They Do

~ SPCRAPWTFOFITAKTSATCL ~ Successful People Can Reach A Plateau Where The Fear Of Failure Inhibits Them And Keeps Them Stuck At Their Current Level

~ A-LW-IMASTAF-ARTYWHBMANTIHFBCAF ~ A Life Work Is More A Sensation Than A Fact – A Realization That Your Work Has Been Meaningful And Not That It Has Finally Become Complete And Flawless

~ SBCPITPFTFTFTWTW-BIADM-IHYTAFYAYC ~ Some Blame Certain People In Their Past For Their Failure To Find The Work They Want – Blaming Is A Defensive Maneuver – It Helps You To Avoid Facing Yourself And Your Choices

~ TPINAPTBS-IYM-TCTOWYAAHYCTTPIYL ~ The Past Is Not A Problem To Be Solved – It’s Your Mystery – The Complicated Tale Of Who You Are And How You Came To This Point In Your Life

~ MPLATATLAP-TAALFACTWEEAFMLB-SAD-TAMNITSTTCBRIDW-ITYMADTSYAGTLI-YSSYTYCINJAUM-CPAC-CEAMSTO-CFC ~ Many People Look At Themselves And Their Lives As Problems – They Are Always Looking For A Clue That Will Explain Everything And Finally Make Life Better – Stories Are Different – They Are More Neutral In The Sense That They Can Be Read In Different Ways – In The Telling You May Add Details That Surprise You And Give The Listener Insights – Your Stories Show You That Your Chaos Is Not Just An Unidentifiable Mass – Certain People Are Central – Certain Events More Significant Than Others – Certain Feelings Consistent

~ BTAGSABS-EWORYH-A-C-BUP-WOATBS ~ But There Are Good Stories And Bad Stories – Effective Ways Of Recounting Your History – And – Clever – But Ultimately Pointless – Ways Of Avoiding The Bad Stuff

~ PAONITHOSTTDLITSTTOH-TTITD-AT-WTCSA-B-TFTOASMBJAS-YHTTI-AAA-BIG-R-D-AP-D-WET ~ People Are Often Not In The Habit Of Seeing Through To Deeper Layers In The Stories They Tell Or Hear – They Take In The Details – And Then – Want To Consider Some Action – But – The First Telling Of A Story May Be Just A Sketch – You Have To Tell It – Again And Again – Because It Gets – Richer – Deeper – And Perhaps – Darker – With Each Telling

~ TFTASOTPITT-USSEATP ~ The Fascinating Thing About Stories Of The Past Is That They – Usually Say Something Enlightening About The Present

~ AYTYS-ETYHKHFALT-IAYPAYCCO-YGTKYB-AAT-BETMD ~ As You Tell Your Stories – Especially Those You Have Kept Hidden For A Long Time – Insights About Your Past And Your Character Come Out – You Get To Know Yourself Better – And Are Then – Better Equipped To Make Decisions

~ TPCIARR ~ The Present Chaos Is A Rich Resource

~ POATTAAEAOR-WIT-TAASTTLOTFSBWTL ~ People Often Assume That They Are Always Experiencing An Objective Reality – When In Truth – They Are Always Seeing Through The Lens Of The Familiar Stories By Which They Live

~ WDW-TTOC-BIAKOOI-ATOIU-H/I/D-IPAPFDWTNATU ~ We Deal With – The Threat Of Chaos – By Imposing A Known Order On It – And That Order Is Usually – Habitual / Ingrained / Defensive – It Protects A Person From Dealing With The New And The Unexpected

~ OHOIALB ~ Our Habits Of Interpretation Are Like Blinders

~ SAJOCRITBIIABF-BOWFBOICGTROTP ~ Sometimes A Job Or Career Runs Into Trouble Because It Is A Bad Fit – But Often We Fail Because Our Imaginations Can’t Grasp The Richness Of The Possibilities

~ OUOTWLWIL-UWMEMTKB ~ Our Understanding Of The Way Life Works Is Limited – Until We Make Enough Mistakes To Know Better

~ APOIINUBTOWOFAF ~ A Person Of Imagination Is Not Undone By The Overwhelming Weight Of Facts And Feelings

~ TIISTAMITB:IWME-EATO-WIHB-P/E/H ~ The Imagination Is Similar To A Muscle In The Body: It Works More Effectively – Especially Against The Odds – When It Has Been – Practiced / Exercised / Honed

~ TTOCBAPP-BWWCWAAI-ICARUPWTBD ~ The Time Of Chaos Can Be A Painful Period – But When Worked Closely With An Active Imagination – It Can Also Reveal Underlying Possibilities Waiting To Be Developed

~ PSSYHTUWT-TDKHTETD-OTDFETC ~ People Sometimes Spend Years Holding Their Unhappiness Within Them – They Don’t Know How To Express Their Dissatisfaction – Or They Don’t Feel Entitled To Complain

~ THYG-TMYRLTWTGOYBADF-YCBDFYPAYFR-AYSTDAAFOEOL ~ The Higher You Go – The More You Risk Losing Touch With The Ground Of Your Background And Deepest Feelings – You Can Be Disconnected From Your Past And Your Family Roots – And You Sense The Disconnection As A Feeling Of Emptiness Or Lack

~ YAMBAVOD-VFGATM-BIUANAMBD-AIHTBRBOII ~ Your Anger May Be A Venting Of Dissatisfaction – Venting Feels Good At The Moment – But It Usually Accomplishes Nothing And May Be Destructive – And It Has To Be Repeated Because Of Its Ineffectiveness

~ IYALFYLW-AC-D-H-A-WY-IWOWAYUYSITAABWICPAR ~ If You Are Looking For Your Life Work – And Carry – Deep – Hidden – Anger – With You – It Will Only Work Against You Unless You Submit It To An Alchemy By Which Its Constructive Powers Are Released

~ MPWB-ITPOTLW-FTCOTRAIEPQO-F/D/J ~ Most People Would Benefit – In The Pursuit Of Their Life Work – From The Conversion Of Their Raw Anger – Into – Effective Personal Qualities Of – Firmness / Direction / Judgement

~ ALWITEOYUSWTAMITTTYD ~ A Life Work Is The Emergence Of Your Unique Self Worked Through And Manifested In The Things That You Do

~ ALWSAOAAGIADMOT-YHT-FOI-TI-A-LITYIYF ~ A Life Work Sometimes Appears Only As A Glimmer In A Dark Mist Of Trouble – You Have To – Focus On It – Trust It – And – Let It Take You Into Your Future

~ POLFLAWSTTP-WTAMTTFOASBOL ~ People Often Look For Large And Weighty Solutions To Their Problems – When The Answer Might Take The Form Of A Small Beam Of Light

~ TTWITSTTYTBOITTADTDFFASH ~ The Trouble With Intuitions That Seem To Tell You To Back Off Is That They Are Difficult To Distinguish From Fear And Simple Hesitation

~ WYATTSYLC-PATASOBITWP-EIBAECYSTBS ~ When You Are Trying To See Your Life Calling – Pay Attention To Any Sensations Of Being In The Wrong Place – Even If By All External Criteria You Seem To Be Successful

~ AOPSIIIW-BSITPOTP ~ Accomplishing Or Producing Something Is Important In Work – But So Is The Pleasure Of The Process

~ CINAGOPOAO-CIAOTL-IWYDYIRTTWAY-RTOICWY ~ Community Is Not A Group Of People Or An Organization – Community Is An Outlook Toward Life – In Which You Define Yourself In Relation To The World Around You – Rather Than Only In Connection With Yourself

~ BMIICHRMPEP-WAODTAATS ~ Becoming More Involved In Community Helps Resolve Many Personal Emotional Problems – Which Are Often Due To Anxiety About The Self

~ CINAAOP-IIAFOL ~ Community Is Not An Arrangement Of People – It Is A Form Of Love

~ IYWAAJTCYE-YAD-YPVMIODAYWIA-SEHDRIYEAV-YWFDAY ~ If You Work At A Job That Contradicts Your Ethics – You Are Divided – Your Personal Values Moving In One Direction And Your Work In Another – Since Ethics Has Deep Roots In Your Emotions And Your Vision – You Will Feel Divided Against Yourself

~ BTTYE-AYHABCOKWTDIL ~ Be True To Your Ethics – And You Have A Better Chance Of Knowing What To Do In Life

~ YWITP ~ To Work Is To Pray

NEIL COLE ~ ORGANIC LEADERSHIP ~ 2009

~ TFOLI-TP-ML-N-MF ~ The Function Of Leadership Is – To Produce – More Leaders – Not – More Followers

~ ECOWOVT-YMHRBAAS-B-YANAEUYHTI ~ Experience Changes Our Way Of Viewing Things – You May Have Read Books About A Subject – But – You Are Not An Expert Until You Have Tasted It

~ ICL-WMLF-C-N-DI-PS-O-MS ~ In Choosing Leaders – We Must Look For – Character – Not – Doctrinal Integrity – Preaching Style – Or – Managerial Skills

~ MAIHTGBETL-YCSALGI-ALIIAFMOW ~ Moral Authority Is Hard To Gain But Easy To Lose – You Can Spend A Lifetime Getting It – And Lose It In A Few Moments Of Weakness

~ OFSTHLATIIAHNMTL-LDIALP ~ Only Fools Say They Have Learned All That Is Important And Have Nothing More To Learn – Leadership Development Is A Lifelong Process

~ TOUWAL-HATTOOWAUTVOSLTOW ~ Those Of Us Who Are Leaders – Have A Tendency To Overestimate Our Words And Underestimate The Value Of Simply Listening To Others’ Words

~ It Is Not Uncommon – Someone – Who Listens Very Little – And – Talks Way Too Much ~ IINU-S-WLVL-A-TWTM

~ TL:PWLM-TSM:NORL ~ Talk Less: People Would Listen More – Talk So Much: No One Really Listens

~ TFSNTBAGLOLITATALTP-TINAEFL-BTTTBPWA ~ The First Skill Needed To Be A Good Leader Of Leaders Is The Ability To Actually Listen To People – This Is Not As Easy For Leaders – Because They Tend To Be People With Answers

~ LAAGQ-ATISFL-BTCDOTELLIL ~ Listening And Asking Good Questions – Are Two Important Skills For Leaders – Because They Can Draw Out The Emerging Leader’s Learning In Life

~ WWHSTUS-TGOSFIOUACEBF-DSOIAMDLOL-A-INEF ~ When We Hear Someone Tell Us Something – It Goes Only So Far In Our Understanding And Can Easily Be Forgotten – Discovering Something Ourselves Is A Much Deeper Level Of Learning – And – Is Not Easily Forgotten

TOM CHATFIELD ~ NETYMOLOGY ~ 2016

~ SC ~ Selfie Consciousness

~ S ~ Selfie ~ 2002

~ S ~ Shelfie – A Snap Of Your Bookshelves

~ # ~ Chris Messina ~ 23-08-2007

~ CWS ~ Conversation Without Speech

~ 🙂 + 😦 ~ Scott Fahlman ~ 1982

~ 33 ~ Fondest Regards

~ 55 ~ Best Success

~ 73 ~ Best Regards

~ 88 ~ Love And Kisses

~ CS ~ Crowdsourcing ~ Jeff Howe ~ Wired ~ 2006

~ HT ~ Hypertext ~ Ted Nelson ~ 1963

~ W ~ Wiki ~ Howard Cunningham ~ 1995

~ WIKI ~ What I Know Is

~ ROTR ~ Rise Of The Robots

~ CE ~ Cyber-Everything

~ CB ~ Cyber-Bullying

~ CS ~ Cyber-Sex

~ CS ~ Cyber-Stalking

~ CS ~ Cyberspace ~ William Gibson ~ Burning Chrome ~ 1982

~ CP ~ Cyberpunk ~ Bruce Bethke ~ Cyberpunk ~ 1980

~ TLW ~ Three-Letter Words

~ OMG ~ Oh My God ~ 1917

~ LOL ~ Laughing Out Loud ~ 198?

~ SWALK ~ Sealed With A Loving Kiss ~ 194?

~ MALAYA ~ My Ardent Lips Await Your Arrival ~ 194?

~ BURMA ~ Be Upstairs Ready My Angel ~ 194?

~ ROTFLMAO ~ Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

~ FTL ~ For The Lulz

~ EAA ~ Everyone’s An Avatar

~ M ~ Meme ~ Richard Dawkins ~ The Selfish Gene ~ 1976

~ H ~ Hacking ~ 196?

~ BH-WH-GH-BH ~ Black Hat – White Hat – Grey Hat – Blue Hat

~ HT ~ Hacktivism

~ SP-FI-PPAS-O-DBGAIATFOD ~ Sock Puppets – False Identities – Puffing Products And Services – Or – Deployed By Governments And Intelligence Agencies To Flush Out Dissidents

~ WA-NQO-WAARO-R-WP ~ We Are – Never Quite Ourselves – When Acting And Reacting Onscreen – Rather – We’re Performers

~ B-B-B-B ~ Bluetooth – Bluesnarfing – Bluejacking – Bluebugging

~ CE ~ Cupertino Effect

~ SP ~ Scunthorpe Problem

~ CE ~ Clbuttic Effect

~ GC ~ Geek Chic

~ N ~ Nerd ~ Dr. Seuss ~ If I Ran The Zoo ~ 1950

~ BOTT ~ Beware Of The Trolls

~ DNFTT ~ Do Not Feed The Trolls

~ PT ~ Professional Trolling

~ L-B ~ Link-Baiting

~ B-‘LFAD’ ~ Bugs – “Little Faults And Difficulties” ~ Thomas Edison ~ 1878

~ G ~ Glitch ~ 196?

~ B-BD ~ Bit – Binary Digit ~ John Tukey ~ 194?

~ S ~ Software ~ John Tukey ~ 194?

~ B ~ Byte ~ Werner Buchholz ~ 1956

~ N ~ Nibble

~ T-T-T ~ Twinks – Twinked – Twinking

~ M ~ Munchkin

~ LH ~ Lifehacking

~ PM ~ Pormodoro

~ TMI-SCTSD ~ The Multitasking Illusion – Something Closer To Simple Distraction

~ CPA ~ Continuous Partial Attention ~ Linda Stone ~ 1998

~ UEATR-NTE-OMIM ~ Unintended Effects Are The Rule – Not The Exception – Of Mass Interactive Media

~ AC ~ Acute Cyberchondria

~ MBI ~ Munchausen By Internet ~ Marc Feldman ~ 1998

~ P ~ Podcasts

~ V ~ Vodcasts

~ LC ~ Lifecasting

~ LS ~ Lifestreaming

~ B ~ Bionics ~ Jack Steele ~ 1958

~ C ~ Cyborg ~ Martin Caidin ~ Cyborg ~ 1972

~ BCI ~ Brain-Computer Interface

~ MMI ~ Mind-Machine Interface

~ TS ~ Technological Singularity ~ Verner Vinge ~ 198?

~ S ~ Singularitarianism

~ TH ~ Transhumanism ~ FM-2030 ~ Are You A Transhuman?

~ VBN ~ Very Big Numbers

~ SA ~ Status Anxiety

~ TZCA ~ The Zombie Computing Apocalypse

~ ZC ~ Zombie Computer

~ B-NOCC ~ Botnets – Networks Of Compromised Computers

~ DDOS ~ Distributed Denial Of Service

~ NOTLDC ~ Night Of The Living Dead Computers

~ TPABP ~ To Pwn And Be Pwned

~ l33t ~ “Leet” – “Elite”

~ n00b ~ “Noob” – “Newbie”

~ MUDS ~ MUDsex

~ D ~ Dildonics ~ Ted Nelson ~ 197?

~ S ~ Sexting

~ S ~ Slacktivism

~ TP ~ The Pajamahadeen

~ G ~ Gamification

~ AG ~ Advergaming

~ SG ~ Serious Gaming

~ SV ~ Sousveillance

~ ET ~ EyeTap

~ CV ~ Coveillance

~ EV ~ Equiveillance

~ AV ~ Ambi-Veillance

~ P ~ Phreaking ~ Ron Rosenbaum ~ 1971

~ P ~ Phishing ~ 1995

~ S ~ Spam

~ S ~ Spamming

~ SMG ~ Social Media Guru

~ TE-AOJTASF ~ Technological Evangelists – An Official Job Title At Some Firms

~ B-B-B ~ Blogiverse – Blogosphere – Blogmos ~ Brad Graham ~ 10-09-1999

~ B ~ Blog ~ 199?

~ T ~ Twitterverse ~ 2006

~ T ~ Twittersphere ~ 2006

~ T ~ Tweeps

~ B ~ Blogaholics

~ T ~ Tweetaholics

~ B ~ Blogorrhea

~ T ~ Twitterhea

~ G ~ Grinding – Deliberately Slogging – Through Repetitive Activities In Order To Progress

~ E ~ Exploits – Progress Or Gain Assets In Unintended Ways

~ Meta

~ TL;DR ~ Too Long; Didn’t Read ~ 2003

~ RTFM ~ Read The Manual

~ D ~ Disambiguation

~ Bloat – New Features – Larger – Slower – Potentially More Confusing To Use

~ F&F ~ Fanboys And Fangirls

~ OK ~ Otaku

~ MMORPG ~ Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games

~ FP ~ Facepalm

~ MT ~ Mechanical Turk

~ HIT ~ Human Intelligence Task

~ AAI ~ Artificial Artificial Intelligence

~ GC ~ Geocaching

~ DNF ~ Did Not Find

~ FIGS ~ Found In Good Shape

~ TS ~ Typosquatting

~ CS ~ Cybersquatting

~ DD ~ Doppelganger Domains

~ ES ~ Egosurfing ~ Gareth Branwyn ~ 1995

~ GG ~ Googleganger

~ DN ~ Digital Narcissism ~ Andrew Keen

~ D-TGSEOTIA ~ Digerati – The Global Super-Elite Of The Information Age ~ John Markoff ~ 1992

~ I ~ Infovore ~ Irving Biedereman + Edward Vessel ~ Perceptual Pleasure And The Brain ~ 2006

~ I ~ Ignotarian ~ 2006

~ HK ~ Hikikomori

~ Planking – Owling – Horsemanning

~ F-UF-F-UF-UF-UL-F ~ Friending – Unfriend – Following – Unfollow – Unfavorite – Unlike – Favorite

~ C&UC ~ Click And Unclick

~ G ~ Ghosting

~ G ~ Ghostee

~ SN ~ Sneakernet

~ MS ~ Meatspace ~ 199?

~ GV ~ Going Viral

~ V ~ Virus ~ David Gerrold ~ When Harlie Was One ~ 1972

~ W ~ Worms

~ V ~ Virality

~ VM ~ Viral Marketing

~ TI ~ Teh Interwebs

~ S ~ Software ~ Paul Niquette ~ The Software Age ~ 1953

~ DN ~ Darknet ~ 2002

~ CN ~ Clearnet

~ CC ~ Crypto-Currencey

~ I ~ Internet ~ Vint Cerf ~ 1974

~ IM-MOI-IM-WWW ~ Information Mine – Mine Of Information – Information Mesh – World Wide Web ~ Tim Berniers-Lee ~ 198?

~ KB ~ Keyboard ~ 182?

~ M ~ Mouse ~ Douglas Englebart ~ 1965

~ G ~ Grafacon

~ P&C ~ Point And Click ~ 1984

~ M ~ Meh

~ BU ~ Boot Up ~ 197?

~ BS ~ Bootstrapping ~ Werner Buchholz ~ 1953

~ C ~ Cookies ~ 197?

~ DN&DI ~ Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants ~ Marc Prensky ~ 2001

~ N&N ~ Netiquette And Netizens

~ FC ~ Flash Crowd ~ Larry Niven ~ Flash Crowd ~ 1973

~ SM ~ Smart Mobs

~ GL ~ Godwin’s Law

~ BR ~ Bit Rot

~ SR ~ Software Rot

~ SE ~ Software Entropy

~ WWW ~ Wise Web Wizards

~ AI ~ Artificial Intelligence ~ John McCarthy ~ 1955

GARY VAYNERCHUK ~ CRUSH IT! ~ 2009

~ TR-LYF-WS-LYP ~ Three Rules – Love Your Family – Work Superhard – Live Your Passion

~ DWMYH-KIS-DTR-WH-LA ~ Do What Makes You Happy – Keep It Simple – Do The Research – Work Hard – Look Ahead

~ TNLHTBADBWYAAWYD ~ There No Longer Has To Be A Difference Between Who You Are And What You Do

~ CGC ~ Create Great Content

~ DYH-YSBRAAESRYCF ~ Do Your Homework – You Should Be Reading And Absorbing Every Single Resource You Can Find

~ DLTY ~ Don’t Lie To Yourself

~ DY ~ Differentiate Yourself

~ IITIS ~ Invest In The Important Stuff

~ ETTBAC ~ Expect This To Be All Consuming

~ IYEANBYFTD0YWKIU-ITMW-AYWGTAFAYWEF ~ If You Enter A Niche Because You’re Following The Dollars – You Won’t Keep It Up – It’s Too Much Work – And You Will Get Tired And Frustrated And You Will Eventually Fold

~ WEAYGTBDTGTBSTALI-DWITTBTFEAPBIYF-BMOA-YWBCAC ~ What Exactly Are You Going To Be Doing That’s Going To Be So Time And Labor Intensive – Doing Whatever It Takes To Become The Foremost Expert And Personal Brand In Your Field – But Most Of All – You Will Be Creating A Community

~ CC-TWTBOYHIGTGAWTBOYSWBD-CCIASC ~ Creating Community – That’s Where The Bulk Of Your Hustle Is Going To Go And Where The Bulk Of Your Success Will Be Determined – Creating Community Is About Starting Conversations

~ HDYKWYBAC?-WOPIL ~ How Do You Know When You’ve Built A Community? – When One Person Is Listening

~ TBMSE-C ~ The Best Marketing Strategy Ever – Care

~ AIBTZ ~ Anything Is Better Than Zero

~ YSPAOYBTYDBI ~ You Shouldn’t Put Anything On Your Blog That You Don’t Believe In

~ BRTA ~ Be Ready To Adapt

~ LIGTC ~ Legacy Is Greater Than Currency

TOM CHATFIELD ~ HOW TO THRIVE IN THE DIGITAL AGE ~ 2012

~ WAUT ~ Wired And Unwired Time

~ WA-NSTIOL-FTOOT-WDIOIF-IWANCIGAMST-TMTIFU ~ We All – Need Some Time In Our Lives – For Thinking Our Own Thoughts – Without Distraction, Interruption Or Immediate Feedback – If We Are Not Careful In Guarding And Managing Such Time – Technology May Take It From Us

~ TIOQOWATWTCCAPM ~ Time Is The One Quantity Of Which All The World’s Technology Cannot Conjure A Particle More

~ TC ~ Taking Control

~ TAETWDMFML ~ The Astonishing Extent To Which Digital Media Fills Many Lives

~ ASASNSSFE ~ All Systems And Strategies Need Some Space For Eccentricity

~ USSIBTBOTIALEWOT-WCOEFIAMATO ~ Unless Some Scrutiny Is Brought To Bear On The Intentions And Limitations Encoded Within Our Tools – We Can Only Expect Fewer Improvements And More Abuses To Occur

~ TINSTASFN-EO ~ There Is No Such Thing As Something For Nothing – Even Online

~ SEATEOA ~ Sharing Expertise And The End Of Authority

~ OOTMUPOADW:TWIWDAOHERTUTIOASNOP ~ One Of The Most Uncomfortable Paradoxes Of A Digital World: Those Ways In Which Diversity And Openness Have Enhanced Rather Than Undermined The Influence Of A Small Number Of Players

~ BOCAAAMTEDBTFTSIWMA-OTS-IT-WS-ATIASMNBACG-R-IASDFTNAOTMM ~ Battles Of Culture And Ideas Are More Than Ever Dominated By Those Few That Succeed In Winning Mass Attention – Only The Strong – It Seems – Will Survive – And This Is A Strength Measured Not By A Critical Gaze – Rather – It’s A Strength Drawn From The New Authority Of The Measured Majority

~ T&R:TFOEAIACA ~ Trust And Respect: The Foundations Of Earned Authority In A Communal Age

~ ALNOPMSDTTQOLTTTFEO-ERAPA-DB ~ A Large Number Of People May Suffer Damage To Their Quality Of Life Thanks To The Frictionless Ease Of – Exploitative, Reductive And Potentially Addictive – Digital Behaviours

~ PL ~ Playbour

~ TDTWPMMDKOASEAFOC ~ The Digital Tools We Possess Make Many Different Kinds Of Action Seem Easy And Free Of Consequences

~ FAIFALA-TWNPAUOAESOISAMO ~ For All Its Flaws And Local Abuses – The World Now Possesses An Unprecedentedly Open And Equal System Of Information-Sharing And Mass Opportunity

~ TIAAOUAUI-BTP-A-TPOF-AHTE ~ Today In An Age Of Unfolding And Unprecedented Interconnections – Both The Prizes – And – The Price Of Failure – Are Higher Than Ever