The writer Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name, George Orwell, and as the author of the groundbreaking novels “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and “Animal Farm,” was not fond of language that suffered from a staleness of imagery or a lack of precision. In particular, Orwell deplored the use of a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or jargon in the place of an everyday English equivalent.
While one can’t be sure how Orwell would react to such industry buzzwords as the Cloud, Big Data, green data centers, or IFTTT, the man who coined the term “doublespeak” to describe ambiguous or evasive language that is intended to confuse or mislead, might look askance on the Internet of Things, the global network of connected objects.
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