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Amongst other new words joining the Oxford Dictionaries Online this month are the words hackerspace, and Internet of things,

hackerspace, n.: a place in which people with an interest in computing or technology can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.

Internet of things, n.: a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.

Other words added today: phablet, selfie and perhaps somewhat more regrettably, twerk.

What other maker related terms would you suggest for the OED? 

 

Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker, tinkerer and co-founder of a startup working on fixing the Internet of Things. He spends much of his time probing current trends in an attempt to determine which technologies are going to define our future.


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  1. SkipF says:

    one they missed… phoney. As in phoney picture.

  2. […] Tra le altre nuove parole che uniscono l’Oxford dizionari online questo mese sono le parole hackerspace e Internet delle cose. […]

  3. I personally think “phablet” is grotesque