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2 definitions by Colin Reynolds

 
1.
Someone who is new to technology. A non-geek.

Anything new has a tendency to invoke fear, wariness and distrust. Newcomers to the technoscene are commonly assailed with pejoratives: but we were all newbies once; and every one of us remains a noob in some field of human endeavour - nobody knows it all.

The term 'technovice' is a more polite, welcoming term. It says, "Hi there friend, I see you're new here, do you need a hand?" whereas "FOAD you loser n00b!" simply pollutes cyberspace.

The word can be read as 'tech'+'novice', describing the present state of the user's knowledge (or rather, lack of it): but hidden within is the suggestion of things to come, when read as 'techno'+'vice' :)
"Mandy's a real technovice, I had to show her where the power switch was on her PC."
by Colin Reynolds September 29, 2007
 
2.
Pendant, n.

One who, by correcting others, gives himself (or herself) just enough rope by which to hang.
Bill: "That bloke's a total pendant."

Ben: "I think you mean 'pedant,' mate."

Bill: "I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. BTW, is this noose too tight?"
by Colin Reynolds September 30, 2007