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Yeah it sure makes communications difficult when terms are hijacked. Here are just a few that come to mind:
o ethernet != carrier ethernet
o broadband != FCC broaband
o IPTV != internet tv
o competition != free market competition
So whenever someone starts using such terms they can be saying the exact opposite of what one is interpretting them to say. Seems a bit Orwellain to me.
The loose definition of the term and the often poor correlation between the real life situations people describe as Orwellian and his own dystopian fiction leave the use of the adjective at best inexact and frequently politically inaccurate. In his essay Politics and the English Language, Orwell derides the use of clich+¬ and dying metaphors, which "even think your thoughts for you, to a certain extent" and goes on to say "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought."
Actually I posted a message on Light Reading over five years ago how IPTV was coming to mean television from Telco's, and that WebTV (I think I called it Internet TV) was therefore a better term for any non-Telco television over IP.
English, unlike some languages, has no 'official' dictionary (despite some people who like to deputize themselves as language police).
So who knows--as pipes get faster and faster, so anyone can offer a high-definition television experience, maybe IPTV's definition will begin to shift again.