Confusing But Oft-Used Tech Terms
"Austin Texas November 20, 2008 -- In its third annual Internet and media analysis, The Global Language Monitor (www.LanguageMonitor.com) has found the most confusing yet frequently cited high tech buzzwords of 2008 to be cloud computing, green washing, and buzzword compliant followed by resonate, de-duping, and virtualization. Rounding out the Top Ten were Web 2.0, versioning, word clouds, and petaflop. The most confusing Acronym for 2008 was SaaS (software as a service)."
The methodology of the analysis is not clear, and the website made me think for a minute that I'd woken up in 1996, but it's as good a list as any.