Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Lost In A World I Never Made, And Don't Much Care For

From the description of a high-tech company:

"The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics."

Posted on 11/13/2012 8:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
13 Nov 2012

 If the writer(s) of the company had written, "We manufacture", instead of the highfalutin, "The Company's portfolio includes", this paragraph would be much less hackle-raising for me.  The a-to-t list of items doesn't much matter.

13 Nov 2012
Christer Nilsson

Quite important hardware.

I'm sorry you don't understand how these important components are used.


computers, audio, video, aero, train, space, defence, autos, telecom, gps, home appliances and so on.

Fjordman would never make such an ignorant comment.

Most of this is invented by Jews. Almost nothing by Muslims.

13 Nov 2012
Send an emailMary Jackson

Don't they do circo-discombobulators? Very remiss. And no rhomboid-oscillating widgets?

13 Nov 2012
Send an emailHugh Fitzgerald

I never doubted that these components are important, in all the ways that you list. But why should I be held to some standard that requires me to know what they do? I was writing about a certain kind of language, a certain kind of world, a certain kind of.... well, just about everything, that is not the world, which I prefer, of "The Phoenix and Turtle." You've missed the point, or points, both express and implied. That's okay. I forgive you. I'm funny that way.

13 Nov 2012
Christer Nilsson

These words are not directed to the consumer. They are directed to other businesses. B2B, not B2C. So, Hugh, you are obviously not the target of the tech speech.

I never look into electronic gadgets myself, so why bother with this level of detail. O t o h, a lot of people are finding this technobabble extremely useful.

I'm sorry I missed your point(s).

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