— Calvin Po (@on_a_whim) October 23, 2012
"Plasma deposition process"Whatever the hell that is, I suddenly can't live without it
— Will Bullock (@houseofbullock) October 23, 2012
By this point in the presentation, many of us were appropriately lathered up. They could’ve said the new iMac was powered by a flux capacitor and I - and many others - would’ve bought it.
Plasma deposition, fusion drive, kepler graphics. Maybe they're announcing a starship instead of a tablet? #applekeynote
— Kevin Fox (@kfury) October 23, 2012
This is a whole new realm that Apple is entering and it’s pretty clear why: Apple has some stiff competition now, between Google, Amazon and maybe even Microsoft. They need to keep differentiating themselves and standing out. What better way than by using uber-nerdly geek speak to describe their products?
Both Google and Microsoft have big events in the next week to announce new products and, if I were them, I’d consider stealing this approach and shoehorning in as many cool (and baffling) sounding engineering and scientific terms as possible. If I may, I’ve assembled a short list of suggested terms to include (whether they’re actually used or not): extrusion molding, huddling chamber, thyristor, brazing, deposition efficiency, flux cored electrodes.
Of course, there’s no need to restrict yourself to real world terminology. Feel free to get creative! After all, lord knows what Apple will throw at us next time. Impulse drives, anyone?