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7 Backstories Behind Everyday Technology Terms

Mashable - Mouse, cookie, spam — all of these words are double agents.

The common terms take on a second meaning when it comes to the tech world. Everyday words are lifted from the dictionary and crafted to have entirely different meanings to represent their computer counterparts.

Then there's the terminology flip-side, where words like "meme" or "weblog" are completely made up to define new Internet advancements.

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