Thursday, October 18, 2018

No wonder people have difficulty with technical jargon

from here

Look, I understand that language changes, even technical language, but usually the terminology misuse is performed by the masses in at least partial ignorance of the proper use of the term.

In this case, however, there is no way laymen would have misused "fileless" to refer to instances where files are actually used. "Fileless" is or at least was intuitive enough that even the unwashed masses could have understood it. Not anymore, however, and the people responsible for making an easy term complicated and nonsensical? That would be technical people. People who should have known better. People who should have realized they could simply create a new term if they wanted to include cases not covered by the original intuitive definition of "fileless".

Making security harder to understand is not helping. Don't do that.