Author Topic: What is that word?  (Read 2378 times)

Auntie Helen

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What is that word?
« on: May 20, 2019, 07:18:49 pm »
My partner and I have spent the last half hour trawling through online Thesaurus to find the word, which is like ecosystem or environment, which people use when they talk about Apple or Google.

“I don’t want to be trapped into the Apple ****”

Please help us, we’re going mad!
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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 07:22:02 pm »
Universe.

ElyDave

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 07:23:38 pm »
ecosystem would be understood I think.

Also operating system, paradigm?
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offcumden

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 07:24:32 pm »
Don’t people use ‘ecosystem’, or OS?

Auntie Helen

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 07:30:03 pm »
Those are all used, but it’s not quite the one we are looking for... but very close to ecosystem.
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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 07:38:33 pm »
Suite, platform or ecosystem are probably the words i'd use.

nicknack

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 07:43:35 pm »
ecosphere?
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Auntie Helen

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 07:47:18 pm »
All good suggestions but still not the specific one I have in my head (but inaccessibly)

Argh, it’s driving me mad!
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FifeingEejit

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 07:49:11 pm »
Suite, platform or ecosystem are probably the words i'd use.

Platform or Ecosystem for me
Although if it's Apple then Religion/Cult is equally valid.

ian

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 07:51:47 pm »
'Walled garden.'

Whether it's a bad thing depend on your perspective. At least with a wall you don't have to worry about local drunk taking a dump in your flower bed on his way home from the pub.
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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 07:52:43 pm »
Construct?
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Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: What is that word?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2019, 07:55:21 pm »
Still not hit on the exact one.

I guess I will wake up in the Milan dale of the night shouting it out!
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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2019, 07:59:55 pm »
Ecosystemeteuresmarkencrfap ? Trips off the tongue

Kim

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 08:00:46 pm »
Ecosystem's the word I'd use in that sense:  Macbook, OSX, iTunes, IOS, Facetime.  Platform if I was talking about, say, OSX or IOS on appropriate hardware that Facetime runs on.

I might say universe if I was considering a wider issue, like the conventions for terminating lines in text files.  OSX is part of the Unix-verse in that sense.

As a *nix jibbler I tend to reserve 'environment' for environment variables, though it would be perfectly reasonable to use it to describe, say, the flavours of computers on a LAN.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 08:11:23 pm »
Biosphere?
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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2019, 08:23:20 pm »
Socks?

Kim

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2019, 08:23:42 pm »
Biosphere?

That's what you find if you pick the keyboard up and shake it.   :hand:
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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2019, 08:30:05 pm »
Conglomerate? Trap?

Re: What is that word?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2019, 10:25:15 pm »
"Walled-garden", that might be 2 words though.

Re: What is that word?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2019, 10:26:53 pm »
Monopoly.

hellymedic

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2019, 11:00:08 pm »
Microcosm?

Re: What is that word?
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2019, 11:10:25 pm »
Core?
Pie?
Shmapple?
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FifeingEejit

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2019, 11:51:44 pm »
The word I actually use in these cases has come to mind.

It's "bollocks"

Kim

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Re: What is that word?
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2019, 11:53:22 pm »
The word I actually use in these cases has come to mind.

It's "bollocks"

'Shit' works quite well, too.

As in "I've got to do X using Windows shit"

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: What is that word?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2019, 04:54:42 am »
Bollocks and shit seem suitable words too, but not what I am thinking.

Sadly a night of sleep (dreaming about having ticks latched on to my feet - lovely) did not offer the word.

Maybe in a few months I will read it again somewhere and PING.

Interesting how many synonyms we have given above for the restricted systems of our gadget suppliers.
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