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  1. Isror's Avatar
    I am not a troll and have used ecosystem to describe Windows 8/XBOX/Windows Phone 8 inter-compatibility.
    And there was that little rider tacked on that stipulated "most" not all. Thank you for confirming.
    11-29-2012 03:12 PM
  2. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Yes, by trolls
    No. By folks who have said they are, paraphrasing here, all in with the MS ecosystem (WP, W8, Xbox, etc...)
    11-29-2012 03:26 PM
  3. Skeet1981's Avatar
    Ecosystem can also be used as in economical system as well as ecological systems.
    11-29-2012 03:51 PM
  4. jdevenberg's Avatar
    ya, saying ecosystem is only used by "smug" iFanatics is either ignorant or trolling. You can argue you aren't trolling but you'll never convince most people you aren't being ignorant about it.

    As far as ecosystem, I think it is a great word to describe what its used for in technology. Id rather out language evolve and us adapt existing words with appropriate meanings (which is different than a literal definition) to new situations than invent new words all the time.

    do you have a problem with touch screen computers being called slates or tablets since both of those words originally describe a piece of rock that was to be written on? Do you have a problem when someone says they are "writing" an email instead saying they are typing it? Or perhaps message boards such as this one being called a forum bothers you since a forum was originally a physical location large groups of people would meet to hold discussions.
    11-29-2012 04:13 PM
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