11-29-2012 04:13 PM
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  1. jaj324's Avatar
    Definition of ECOSYSTEM

    : the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit....
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    11-29-2012 10:24 AM
  2. Skeet1981's Avatar
    Doesn't mean they have to be organic.
    11-29-2012 10:26 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    Welcome to evolution of communication in the modern world.
    11-29-2012 10:27 AM
  4. jaj324's Avatar
    Doesn't mean they have to be organic.
    ecosystem

    noun (Concise Encyclopedia)

    Complex of living organisms, their physical environment, and all their interrelationships in a particular unit of space.


    11-29-2012 10:28 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I also find it somewhat silly that the word has entered the tech sector, but we can blame professors at Harvard, University of California-Berkeley, and University of California-Irvine. Business ecosystem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    11-29-2012 10:33 AM
  6. iamtim's Avatar
    Dude, get used to it. "Upgradation" didn't used to be a word. Now it's in tech dictionaries around the world.

    ...

    And I freakin' HATE that word.
    11-29-2012 10:46 AM
  7. jaj324's Avatar
    Doesn't mean they have to be organic.
    Definition of ORGANISM

    1
    : a living being
    11-29-2012 11:11 AM
  8. mpelti's Avatar
    Definition of ECOSYSTEM

    : the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit....
    What word would you provide as an alternative?
    11-29-2012 11:18 AM
  9. Isror's Avatar
    ecosystem is generally thrown around by smug iFanboys to bash anything that doesn't cost 5x what it should and is missing an i infront of it.
    jaj324 likes this.
    11-29-2012 11:18 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Organic can also mean "carbon based".
    11-29-2012 11:23 AM
  11. socialcarpet's Avatar
    ecosystem is generally thrown around by smug iFanboys to bash anything that doesn't cost 5x what it should and is missing an i infront of it.
    No, ecosystem is not exclusive to "smug iFanboys" at all.

    Right or wrong, it's enter the lexicon for all phones/devices and it's a good way to describe the interrelationship between devices of the same or related platforms.
    11-29-2012 11:24 AM
  12. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Organic can also mean "carbon based".
    Yes, Carl Sagan taught me that.
    11-29-2012 11:25 AM
  13. stmav's Avatar
    I also find it somewhat silly that the word has entered the tech sector, but we can blame professors at Harvard, University of California-Berkeley, and University of California-Irvine. Business ecosystem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I blame global warming.
    11-29-2012 11:28 AM
  14. jaj324's Avatar
    What word would you provide as an alternative?
    That's a good question. Platform or operating system just don't have that "all-inclusive" sound to them. Environment maybe...
    11-29-2012 11:31 AM
  15. Isror's Avatar
    No, ecosystem is not exclusive to "smug iFanboys" at all.

    Right or wrong, it's enter the lexicon for all phones/devices and it's a good way to describe the interrelationship between devices of the same or related platforms.
    It is my opinion that ecosystem in technology terms is generally thrown around by smug iFanboys; that's when I see it used. Every time an argument comes up about another OS that competes with an Apple product, the first shots fired in the debate are ecosystem and how "evolved" Apple's is. When enough people with MBAs sitting around the table in Starbucks collecting unemployment checks parrot themselves with a word, eventually it becomes gospel.
    11-29-2012 11:37 AM
  16. vedichymn's Avatar
    That's a good question. Platform or operating system just don't have that "all-inclusive" sound to them. Environment maybe...
    I don't think any of those make any more sense than ecosystem. Ecosystem is used to describe an interconnected "web" of products/services, could be across multiple platform/operating systems.
    11-29-2012 11:42 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It is my opinion that ecosystem in technology terms is generally thrown around by smug iFanboys; that's when I see it used. Every time an argument comes up about another OS that competes with an Apple product, the first shots fired in the debate are ecosystem and how "evolved" Apple's is. When enough people with MBAs sitting around the table in Starbucks collecting unemployment checks parrot themselves with a word, eventually it becomes gospel.
    Microsoft has used the term since at least 2004, before the iPhone existed. Microsoft Partner Ecosystem Flourishes

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/...DC_WP_0211.pdf

    Windows Hardware Ecosystem Events
    11-29-2012 11:43 AM
  18. Isror's Avatar
    Yes, I understand that, just like MS was the first to introduce the tablet, but nothing came of it until Apple's Prometheus decided it was time for the world to adopt what it wanted.
    11-29-2012 12:04 PM
  19. gsquared's Avatar
    Don't worry. It will be replaced by some other buzz-work by next year.
    Isror likes this.
    11-29-2012 12:15 PM
  20. mlm1950's Avatar
    How about technosystem.

    Or techosystem.

    Copyrighted, just in case.
    11-29-2012 01:27 PM
  21. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    ecosystem is generally thrown around by smug iFanboys to bash anything that doesn't cost 5x what it should and is missing an i infront of it.
    Really?

    Cause I've seen it thrown around these parts pretty often......
    11-29-2012 01:29 PM
  22. power5's Avatar
    Dont forget people, once a word hits the Dictionary, its definition cannot be altered. You have to come up with a completely new word because using a word that was penned in the 1930s to also describe something that only started happening recently is unacceptable. How dare A.G. Tansley not realize that his word could be applied to the technosphere of the future. Actually I wish the Technosphere was relaunched as todays tech could really make it take off.
    11-29-2012 01:34 PM
  23. Isror's Avatar
    Really?

    Cause I've seen it thrown around these parts pretty often......
    Yes, by trolls
    11-29-2012 01:41 PM
  24. mlm1950's Avatar
    Yes, by trolls
    I am not a troll and have used ecosystem to describe Windows 8/XBOX/Windows Phone 8 inter-compatibility.
    11-29-2012 02:11 PM
  25. cgk's Avatar
    It's almost like language changes over time!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-29-2012 03:00 PM
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