It’s not surprising that the web design and development communities struggle with nomenclature. We are creating new ways of working, new systems, and new things, all of which need names. We rely on what we know, borrowing and altering what we can with varied success. If retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology/features to older systems, we are "futurofitting" - applying an old system’s vocabulary to new technology. Often a name is a good enough fit and we settle because a new, more accurate word would seem forced. Other times, we apply the same word to multiple things because it fits well in all instances. Names stick and so, when we have the chance, we should thoughtfully consider the labels we choose. Eponyms are sometimes useful, but aren’t always fitting. Two-word labels sometimes do the trick, but are often neither succinct nor elegant. Identifying proper naming, terminology, and taxonomy is not a new endeavor, but finding the right word is becoming increasingly difficult.
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