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Inch-o-technology

noun; compounding
The manipulation and control of matter at the inch scale. This is a composition of inch, a unit of measure, and technology, a word stemming from the Greek technikos. An o, a vowel insertion, is placed inbetween the words to separate consonants, and in this case to bear resemblance to the word nanotechnology where there is also an o seemingly in the middle of the two separate words. Therefore, the ‘o’ inserted in between inch and technology is a being used as a tool to blend two words together.
 
We certainly didn’t get very excited by ‘inch-o-technology.’
Etymology : Inch-o-technology. Compound of 'inch' (a unit of measure' + 'o' + Greek 'technology'
Source : http://www.dfj.com/files/TranscendingMoore.pdf
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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