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7 Backstories Behind Everyday Technology Terms



Mouse, cookie, spam — all of these words are double agents

The common terms take on a second meaning when it comes to the tech world. Everyday words are lifted from the dictionary and crafted to have entirely different meanings to represent their computer counterparts

Then there’s the terminology flip-side, where words like “meme” or “weblog” are completely made up to define new Internet advancements

Do you ever wonder how those terms came to be? We do. Here are seven backstories behind popular tech terms we constantly use

1. Mouse


What it is: A navigational device used for computers.
Where it came from: No one really knows, not even its inventor, Douglas Engelbart. Read more…

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