Perceived value is an intangible measurement to define elitism or fortune. 1. A credit card company issues a black credit card by invitation only. A second credit card also issues a black credit card for a fee. Both cards are perceived value cards because they offer prestige for not apparent reason. 2. A leased luxury vehicle that is far too expensive to purchase. A perceived value car often sits unused for the final three months to avoid the fifty cent per mile surcharge.
"Bob placed his black credit card in plain sight before the waiter brought the check. The perceived value of the card inflated Bob's ego."
"Claire and her friends drove sixty miles from their perceived value gated community to Laguna Beach or lunch."
"Claire used her perceived value black credit card to cover lunch. Afterward, her friends laughed because she had the wrong type of black card."
"Thomas leased a $150K luxury coupe. He could barely make the payments, but the perceived value of the car turned lots of heads."
A shopping personality disorder; A person who relies on Internet shopping sites for all purchases. A person who becomes a shut in waiting for overnight deliveries. A person who never steps into a shopping mall when they know they can order anything online.
"Bob is a total Amazombie, he ordered a mountain bike online."
"Claire is such an Amazombie, she considers the delivery people as her personal shoppers."
1. A person who divests himself from a technology connected world. 2. A person who believes that the Internet is destroying work for the common man. 3. A person who is enraged by technology jobs being outsourced to developing nations. 4. A person who is outpaced by technology advances and cannot invest time and money to keep up, and becomes enraged.
Source: The Luddites were a social movement of British textile artisans in the early nineteenth century who protested—often by destroying mechanized looms—against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution, which they felt were leaving them without work and changing their entire way of life. The Luddite movement, which began in 1811 and 1812 when mills and pieces of factory machinery were burned by handloom weavers, took its name from the fictive Ned Ludd.
"Bob is such a CyberLuddite, he doesn't even have an email address or a cellphone."
Karen wouldn't even consider an eBook reader, even though she carries around four books, and her house has stacks of books every where. She is a fervent CyberLuddite.