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Monday, May 30, 2005

Found Words: Automagically

Automagically: a word play on "Automatically", Automagically is when something is expected to happen or be done magically, without thought, knowledge, or care of, what is involved with accomplishing it. This is a word I've used for many years, most likely via a Freudian Slip, to describe users request for a computer function or process request: " the marketing department wants the system to Automagically forecast demand for the next quarter". Brian convinced me to document it. Tags: ; Technorati Tags:

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  • It's a great word that I've also used for a long time. I think I first heard it back in college (in the dark ages) -- possibly in reference to recursive functions, but I can't really be sure.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:02 PM  

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