Ten Old Buzzword Definitions Revisited

Charles Christian
2 min readJun 12, 2022

Do you own a camel or drive across post-apocalyptic wastelands? No, I didn’t think so.

If this is your car, then congratulations, you are a genuine Road Warrior

So just how useful today are all those tech buzzwords and clichés we used to spout — and what do they really mean in 2022?

Digital Nomad — Do you own a camel, live in a tent and drift from oasis to oasis? No? Then you are just a plonker with a laptop drifting from Starbucks to Starbucks in search of free WiFi.

Road Warrior — Do you drive a Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe V8 Interceptor across a post-Apocalyptic wasteland? Congratulations, you are a genuine road warrior. If you merely drive a Vauxhall Astra around the English Home Counties and spend your evenings in Premier Inn hotels fiddling with spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, then you are a sales rep.

Digital Native — A younger person whose tenuous grasp on the rules of written English is dependant entirely upon the efficacy of the spell and grammar checker apps running ontheir mobile phones and tablets.

Guru — especially in relation to tech, management or business strategy. Do you sit cross-legged in a cave in the Himalayas wearing only a loin cloth? If not then you are only a self-promoting, self-annointed expert. Remember: nobody is ever truly recognised as an authority in their own lifetime.



Charles Christian

Journalist, editor, author & sometime werewolf hunter. Writes, drinks tea, knows things. (he/him) www.urbanfantasist.com + www.twitter.com/urbanfantasist