I wondered how many of these apparently-now-obsolete terms I ever knew in the first place.
Herewith the list of terms and my best guesses about each (to read what Ms. Marsan has to say about each of these -- that is, to find out what they really mean -- or meant -- click the link in the lede):
- Intranet -- Like intraumurals? Where an internet that got cut from the varsity can still play?
- Extranet -- A spare internet?
- Web Surfing -- This must be obsolete. I use this term all the time.
- Push Technology -- No comprendo. I read Ms. Duffy's explanation several times now and still don't get what it is. Or was.
- Application Service Provider (ASP) -- So that's what bit Cleopatra?
- Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) -- Something Asimov wrote about.
- Internet Telephony -- How do you tell a phony on the internet?
- Weblog -- Hey! How can this be "obsolete"? I'm still here, right? (*Sudden realization dawns.*) Oh.
- Thin Client -- As long as this doesn't refer to their wallets, I don't see why this is relevant.
- Rboc -- The misspelled name of a shoe company?
- Long-Distance Call -- Make a cross-country call from the wrong phone and you'll see how wrong it is to consider this obsolete.
- World Wide Web -- We've expanded beyond?