I have a thing with buzzwords. They bug me a lot. I get annoyed whenever someone spews a bunch of meaningless crap at me to try and impress me, and it usually makes me turn around before even listening to the actual meat part.
It’s not fancy words that bother me, here, by the way, it’s -empty- words. Sheeple’s description (and Sheeple’s old API) is meant as a nice big jab at those buzzword-crazed software jerks out there that dump their garbage text into the interbutts as if it were some kind of toilet — and I’m expected to like their shit.
Here’s an example of what I mean. This one is from IBM’s Jazz:
Jazz is an IBM Rational initiative to help make software delivery teams more effective.
Inspired by the artists who transformed musical expression, Jazz is an initiative to transform software delivery by making it more collaborative, productive and transparent, through integration of information and tasks across the phases of the software lifecycle.
Wow! Inspired by a revolution in one of the arts! This must be good!
[As a side note, the whole "Vision" thing inspired me to do the same for Sheeple, and I learned some new empty phrases to shove into its description from this site :)]