Encountered this repeatedly in a job description.
Â Bleeding edge technologies? Oh please. Sometimes buzz words just really irritate me. I mean, how did the leading edge start to blead? Did we ripÂ it off to create a new edge? Doesn’t that mean we’ve gone back a little in technology?Â
Or maybeÂ it is so new and/or ineptly put togetherÂ that trying to work withÂ it raises our blood pressure so much that we get nosebleeds.
How aboutÂ fleeting edge technologies. That means that there is this really cool, awesome, and very expensive bit of software that the company has been convinced it needs. Within two years the software is dead and there is no support.
Or maybe breeding edge technologies. You know, viruses and spam and such.
Oh, I don’t have enough time to make up a whole bunch. That would be clever of me, though, wouldn’t it?
We all know what leading edge technology means. Trying to invent and/or use a word that supposedly makes it even more powerful just weakens it and makes the user seem like aÂ wannabe.