Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's a Vook about Hopping Rotochutes with Gigavision, Spying on a Shootout?

Haven't a clue what that headline's about?

Well, it's about a dozen words long. [Cheap gag, but on my budget: who can afford more?]

Seriously, Vook, Gigavision, Shootout, and Hopping Rotochute are jargon terms for three items of contemporary technology, and one feature on today's cultural landscape in America.

Gigavision is an intriguing approach to high-definition imaging - but I'll let you read the article. It's short.

"Jargon Watch: Vook, Gigavision, Shootout, Hopping Rotochute"
Wired Magazine (December 21, 2009)

"Vook n.
"An ebook with embedded video content. Designed to be read on a computer or iPhone (no Kindle version yet), the first four vooks include a fitness manual with exercise clips and a romance with atmospheric footage...."

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