Akin to technobabble
, TechnoBollox is completely inaccurate drivel relating to technology or something of a technical nature, which is spouted by someone who either doesn't completely understand the subject they're talking about, or has heard a few key buzzwords and gone off on a spasmodic frenzy of scaremongering and sensationalisation. Quite commonly encountered in professions such as IT, Engineering, etc. People who actually understand and work with the technology being discussed can spot technobollox a mile away, and will often thwart and ridicule the perpetrator by introducing real facts to the discussion.
Sadly this doesn't prevent technophobe
s from being sucked in and their ignorance levels multiplied by this menace.
Person A: "Some guy at that management seminar told our CEO that BlackBerry devices can calculate next week's lottery numbers, now he wants one!"
Person B: "What?! he's talking technobollox again!"
Technophobe: "Don't install that 'Windows XP', my friend told me that it will steal all your data, kick your dog, and send your bank account details to Micro$oft!!!!!!"
IT guy: "That is complete and utter technobollox"