In Pictures: Who came up with your least favourite tech buzzwords?

Some buzzwords evolve from the foam of language; others are invented in strokes of evil genius

Crowdsourcing Crowdsourcing, unlike many of the other terms on this list, was born with a bang, deliberately chosen as the title of a manifesto of sorts by Jeff Howe published in Wired Magazine in 2006. The name was deliberately chosen as a play off of "outsourcing," which had become a hot topic in the tech world earlier in the decade, using as examples the rise of sites like iStockphoto and InnoCentive (but not, weirdly, Wikipedia). The term was coined as part of a marketing push, with an accompanying book and (now moribund) blog, but it has entered the vernacular now and is probably the etymological root of a newer, hotter buzzword: crowdfunding.

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