The A to Z of 0 & 1: String Theory's digital dictionary

  • Digital
  • December 4, 2014
  • StopPress Team
The A to Z of 0 & 1: String Theory's digital dictionary

We live in increasingly digital times. And the language often used to explain some of those digital developments is downright confusing. Fear not, dear luddites, for String Theory has created a dictionary "to shine a little light into the impenetrable murk of digital terminology for the benefit of the non-expert, the vaguely interested or anyone who just wants to give the flimsy impression they know what they’re talking about". 

As String Theory 'navigator' Jane Cherrington wrote on LinkedIn: "Sick of not knowing your ASP. NET from your elbow? Worried when your 12-year-old son tells you he’s mastered Ruby? When someone says 'Joomla', do you say “bless you”…?

If so, then go for a hoon here.

While Google is basically just one big dictionary, this puts it all in one place, categorises the info and, along with a serious description, also offers quirky audio descriptions of the phrase in question with the backing of some jaunty theme music. 

For example, social media: "Social media is considered by some to herald the end of civilisation. And if this does happen, it will be widely reported on YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter. Like." 

This is a community discussion forum. Comment is free but please respect our rules:

  1. Don’t be abusive or use sweary type words
  2. Don’t break the law: libel, slander and defamatory comments are forbidden
  3. Don’t resort to name-calling, mean-spiritedness, or slagging off
  4. Don’t pretend to be someone else.

If we find you doing these things, your comments will be edited without recourse and you may be asked to go away and reconsider your actions.
We respect the right to free speech and anonymous comments. Don’t abuse the privilege.

NZ On Air announces first round of NZ Media Fund decisions

  • Media
  • July 25, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
NZ On Air announces first round of NZ Media Fund decisions

The first round of funding for NZ On Air's NZ Media Fund is complete, with the announcement of the successful factual and scripted programmes that will be broadcast across a number of platforms. Plus: media companies share their thoughts on the model.

Read more
Next page
Results for
Topics
Jobs
About

StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2015 Tangible Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.

Advertise

Contact Vernene Medcalf at +64 21 628 200 to advertise in StopPress.

View Media Kit