Words & Stuff

Marketing Buzzwords

(11 May 1999)

This list adapted from Tom Davis' Buzzword Bingo program (I may rewrite that in perl one of these days...). It is not to be considered complete or canonical; I'll probably ignore any additional items sent to me.

Action Item
Alpha Release
Attack The Problem
Authoring
Ball's In Your Court
Bandwidth
Big Win
Bite The Bullet
Blows Them Away
Challenge
Close The Loop
Collateral
Content (n.)
Context Switch
Core Competency
Critical Path
Culture Change
Customer Focus
Cutting Edge
Deliverables
Dialogue With
Disincent
Do The Right Thing
Drop Dead Date
Empowerment
Enterprise-Wide
Execution
Feedback
First Class
Focus
Functionality Freeze
GUI
Going Forward
Gold Star
Guesstimate
Impact (v.)
Incent (v.)
Interface
Issue
Key Players
Kick-Ass Graphics
Knock Your Socks Off
Leading Edge
Leverage
Make It Happen
Massively Parallel
Mind Blowing
Mindshare
Neophyte
Object Oriented
Offline
On Board
On Your Plate
One On One
Opportunity
Out Of The Loop
Paradigm Shift
Pass The Baton
Price Point
Proactive
Productized
Raise A Flag
Rathole
Reference (v.)
Resolution
Revolutionary
Ride The Wave
Sanity Check
Scenarios
Signage
Sign Off On
Skillset
Solution
Standard
State Of The Art
Story
Synergy
Take The Initiative
Talk To The Issue
Tangent
Team Building
Team Player
Time Frame
Touch Base
Transition (v.)
Up To Speed
User Friendly
Utilize
Value-Added
Wearing Different Hats
Whatever It Takes
Win-Win
Working The Issue
World Class
WYSIWYG


Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>