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INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to New and Outdated Tech Terms

By Techopedia Staff
Published: July 23, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2021

One interesting thing about the fast pace of technology is all the new language that comes along to describe it. Just as words like VCR, compact disk or floppy disk drive might already be meaningless for younger people, many of the terms we use today are already on the endangered list, and may soon fade into the background as technology continues to move forward.

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This infographic by Lebara Mobile looks at words that are endangered, words that have taken on new meaning, and even takes a stab at predicting some future terminology. Which tech words do you think have staying power, and which will become obsolete?

Oh, and if you run up against a tech term you don't know the meaning of, check out our comprehensive tech dictionary for answers.

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A Guide to New & Outdated Technology Terms | LebaraInfographic by Lebara

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At Techopedia, we aim to provide insight and inspiration to IT professionals, technology decision-makers and anyone else who is proud to be called a geek. From defining complex tech jargon in our dictionary, to exploring the latest trend in our articles or providing in-depth coverage of a topic in our tutorials, our goal is to help you better understand technology - and, we hope, make better decisions as a result.

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