n.— «“Because everyone else has it” reverberates as a familiar refrain on holiday wish lists. And that is definitely a symptom of “technoism,” a term Davis coined to describe purchases made to keep up rather than to meet a particular function.» —“Gadgets seduce buyers with newness, not need” by Dave Gussow St. Petersburg Times (Florida) Dec. 19, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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