The 15 most annoying IT-speak clichés, buzzwords ever used


Author: Chris Preimesberger

Sports figures are the most notorious for uttering annoying clichés to reporters, probably because there is nothing original that now can be said by an athlete or coach. After some 150 years of the media covering athletics, most every situation has happened and everything’s already been said. Lines such as “We play them one at a time,” “Our players gave 110 percent out there,” and “We’ll have to bring our ‘A’ game to win” are yawningly familiar.

Same goes for almost any kind of reporting — including IT news. Any journalist on the job for more than 24 hours knows that wherever company officials walk, well-worn clichés are sure to follow.

I suppose it was only a matter of time, but somebody has put together a formidable list of IT reporting clichés. When I read it, I laughed and I cried.

Here is the list: