If you live in San Francisco, we guarantee you've overheard a few techie conversations about the "Internet of Things" or that "dogfooded" app and wondered what the hell people were talking about. When it comes to Silicon Valley — the home of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and countless other companies and start-ups — the nerd-jargon is unavoidable.
Not unlike Hollywood's insider lingo or D.C.'s political prose, every industry has its terms. So, we're here to help navigate Silicon Valley slang. Here's a list of 10 techie buzzwords that you'll hear floating around the Bay and beyond, translated into normal speak. But, as a caution, the technology world innovates at warp speed, so today's vocab may be old news in a
month week. Don't say we didn't warn you!