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chrisshore
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Re: And more
chrisshore   9/18/2013 4:29:45 AM
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For beauty, I've always liked a "murmuration of starlings". Just fits so well.

And apparently, it's a "blessing of unicorns". Which is also rather nice.

With my ARM hat on, I can't resist suggesting a "partnership of processrs" and a "community of cores".

I'm surprised that noone has quoted the collective noun for bankers, which is of course a "wunch".

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Given how FPGAs are generally regarded...
betajet   9/17/2013 9:46:42 PM
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... these days (times being what they are), I would go with:
A Conundrum of FPGAs

One could probably work in Lewis Caroll's "sillygism" somewhere, but "conundrum" is such an excellent word.

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David Ashton   9/17/2013 8:22:33 PM
@Karen:   "A blight of beancounters"



Love that one, you know how I love beancounters......

The best one I know is "a wunch of bankers" though it's not electronics-related....

 

 

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Re: A Charm of CPUs & a Deceit of DSPs
docdivakar   9/17/2013 7:25:38 PM
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@Max: first off, nice use your spare time(?) coming up with these phrases.

Here are my additions to the list:

1. A gyre of MEMS

2. A vorpal of FPGAs

3. A galumphing of CPUs

4. A frabjous of Op-Amps

5. A jabberwocky of the above list!

By now I am sure you can tell I drew from Lewis Carroll's word arsenal.

Regarding animals starting with Y: Yak!

MP Divakar

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kfield   9/17/2013 6:30:03 PM
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A blight of beancounters

A requisition of accountants

A ka-ching of salespeople

A Dilbert of managers

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Re: Collective Industry Nouns
junko.yoshida   9/17/2013 5:23:29 PM
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@DMcCunney, I just laughed out loud. So true. This industry needs people like you to genuinely make fun of ourselves!

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DMcCunney   9/17/2013 5:21:42 PM
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@Junko: @DMcCunney, this is a fantastic list. We could certainly use this stuff for headlines and names for blogs/columns!


My rates are reasonable... :-)

Credit a few decades of learning to read between the lines on industry pronouncements.  Too many are of the "And if you believe that, we have a bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn you might be interested in..." variety,

A lot reduces to the old joke:

Q: What's the difference between the computer salesman and the used car salesman?

A: The used car salesman knows he's lying.

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 5:13:36 PM
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@Junko: We could certainly use this stuff for headlines and names for blogs/columns!


Dang. I was hoping no one else would think of that!!! :-)

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junko.yoshida   9/17/2013 5:11:02 PM
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@DMcCunney, this is a fantastic list. We could certainly use this stuff for headlines and names for blogs/columns!

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Max The Magnificent   9/17/2013 5:04:42 PM
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@DMcCunney: "I am not being cynical! I am being realistic!" :-)


Who said you were being cynical?

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