Re: Word Search

Subject: Re: Word Search
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 18:18:43 -0700


> 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?

And Sue Heim thought...

> 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>

But I think the word that Jim is looking for is co-dependency...
You know, kinda like the relationship that hostages develop for
their captors??? ;-)

Sue Gallagher
StarBase Corp, Irvine CA
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com


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