August 29

Bedouins: New Slang for the Telebusinessperson

I read recently that three-quarters of U.S. small businesses don’t have any employees or offices because they are one-person operations run from a desktop computer, or more recently, from a laptop on the go.

A term has been coiled for these laptop businesspeople: Bedouins.

Now, traditionally a Bedouin is a nomad in the desert, so does that image fit?

As sort of a business Bedouin myself, I must say that the analogy is apt.  I often feel as if I’m lost in a desert. 

Sometimes having a bad boss to yell at you is more reassuring of your existence than sitting in front of your laptop and doing what you want to do.

Nah, not really.

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Posted August 29, 2007 by Gary McCarty in category "Grammar Sucks

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