Who came up with the word “cookie”? Who named spam “spam”? Did you know that the term “booting a computer” was inspired by the story of Baron Munchhausen?
Check out the list of computer terms in the Wikipedia.
The Oxford English Dictionary Online contains more than half a million words and definitions and adds at least 1,000 more every three months. Science and technology have contributed a large portion to the new English vocabulary, specially in recent years. We are all aware of the creativity and genius at the root of the great technological innovation, but how often do we pause to appreciate the creativity that goes into crafting the language we need in order to ba able to describe this brave new world?