Why Do Managers Use Business Buzzwords?

Dr Stuart Woolley
CodeX
Published in
7 min readApr 15, 2024

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A use case in the dumbing down, and erosion, of meaningful communication.

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First of all I want to apologise unreservedly for using the phrase “use case¹”, it’s one of those seemingly innocuous expressions that makes me, and by now many progressive software engineers, wince inside.

Every time I hear it, and many other similar words and phrases that are spoken out loud in…

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Dr Stuart Woolley
CodeX

Worries about the future. Way too involved with software. Likes coffee, maths, and . Would prefer to be in academia. SpaceX, Twitter, and Overwatch fan.