Verboticism: Paleodata

'Wow! Look what my grandpa gave me!'

DEFINITION: n. An old media format that is no longer popular or easily accessible, such as floppy disks, VHS tapes or stone tablets. v. To try to access data stored in an old-fashioned media format, especially it requires the use archaic technology and/or protocols.

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Paleodata

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: pā'lē-ō-dāt'ə

Sentence: Jose threw the remaining 3.5" floppies in the drawer with his cassette, VHS, 8-track and reel-to-reel tapes, 5" floppies and other miscellaneous paleodata.

Etymology: paleo-, a combining form meaning “old” or “ancient;” data, information

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Comments: Paleodata

picabomama - 2008-03-14: 08:16:00
I must say, this is nearly as good as my verb! Well done! I will probably use this word, a lot.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-14: 18:00:00
The throwback all the way to the dinosaur age ... Terrific word!

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-16: 17:04:00
Great word!