Verboticism: Technossil

'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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Technossil

Created by: diyan627

Pronunciation: tek-no-sil

Sentence: Diyan wants to update her various technossil dated between 1995 and 2007. Only recently did she upgrade to a digital camera as it was bittersweet parting with her SLR Nikon N60. At least there is still an element of art in the use of SLR, but that's way more than can be said for her gigantic desktop computer and the cob-web of wires that pour out from behind it.

Etymology: technology + fossil

Points: 650

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Comments: Technossil

arrrteest - 2008-03-14: 14:36:00
Great word! Seems so obvious to me.

silveryaspen - 2008-03-14: 18:36:00
Applies not only to the byte-gone devices but to the operators of them! I'm a technossil among all my stored technossils! Outstanding won!

Mustang - 2008-03-14: 19:38:00
Great word.

diyan627 - 2008-03-15: 11:17:00
Thanks Arrrteest, Silveryaspen and Mustang!