17 September 2010

Lexography

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Selections from Douglas Coupland's "A Dictionary of the Near Future":

BLANK-COLLAR WORKERS - Formerly middle-class workers who will never be middle class again and who will never come to terms with that.

DESELFING - Willingly diluting one’s sense of self and ego by plastering the Internet with as much information as possible. (See also Omniscience Fatigue; Undeselfing)

IKEASIS - The desire in daily life and consumer life to cling to “generically” designed objects. This need for clear, unconfusing forms is a means of simplifying life amid an onslaught of information.

LYRICAL PUTTY - The lyrics one creates in one’s head in the absence of knowing a song’s real lyrics.

MEMESPHERE - The realm of culturally tangible ideas.

PROCELERATION - The acceleration of acceleration.

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