Some neologisms deserve infant mortality. 
Posted: 07 October 2017 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Among those is startupista.

This was the classic new-product sham, the “Fake it till you make it” of the unscrupulous startupista, meant to flatter the ego and augment chances of future (real) success

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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/how-mark-zuckerberg-led-facebooks-war-to-crush-google-plus

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Posted: 08 October 2017 03:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Neologisms that deserve infant mortality usually suffer it.

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Posted: 08 October 2017 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It probably won’t last, but I like it. It captures a certain aspect of the Silicon Valley mentality and equates a founder of a startup company with a barista at Starbucks, serving the desires of venture capitalists.

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Posted: 08 October 2017 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Unfortunately I fear that like Hercules in his cradle with the snakes the term will strangle all efforts to kill it off. We’re probably stuck with it and we’ll just have to get used to it. Not all bad though, it’s ugly but useful.

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Posted: 08 October 2017 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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And once you get used to it you won’t think it’s ugly any more.

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Posted: 09 October 2017 03:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Unfortunately I fear that like Hercules in his cradle with the snakes the term will strangle all efforts to kill it off. We’re probably stuck with it and we’ll just have to get used to it. Not all bad though, it’s ugly but useful.

Note that the article is from over a year ago (June 2016). If you haven’t heard it elsewhere, you probably won’t.

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