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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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