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Subject:Re: Word Search From:Sue Heim <SUE -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 27 Apr 1995 10:16:45 PST
Jim Brandenberger wanted to know:
> There is a phenomenon in the computer world where some users become
> unswervingly (Some say, "unthinkingly") loyal to a computer type (Apple, PC,
> NeXT, etc.), an operating system (OS2, DOS, Windows, etc.), or a software
> application. It has spawned many debates, arguments, and flames, even on our
> own list.
> Over the passed few years I recall seeing a word used to describe this
> phenomenon, but now that I need it I can't recall it. No I'm not get
> old...*and stop smiling!*
> It's usage is relatively new, so I haven't found it in my usual resources.
> Has anyone out there encountered this word?
Are you sure it's new? Cause the word that comes to mind is
"chauvinist." Loosely translated, it means an aggressive patriotism
and blind enthusiasm (to the military or one's country), but it has
been applied to other areas. Remember male chauvinists? <grin>
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