Dean Bubley over at Disruptive Wireless posed the ‘what is a normob’ question yesterday:
You know that feeling when you encounter a new word… and then within a couple of days you start noting it everywhere?
Well, if you hadn’t spotted it already, let me open your eyes to this particular neologism:
Normob = Normal Mobile User.
Where did the term come from? Well, I knocked it up as a term back in December 2006 when I was going nuts about the cost of New Year’s Eve texting. I’ve since setup normob.com as a repository for key normob-related posts from SMS Text News.
Regular SMS Text News reader and commenter, HeavyLight, has also recently started The Opinionated Normob to record his thoughts — definitely worth a read.
For the past few years I’ve always qualifed normob whenever I’ve used the term, like so:
normob (“normal mobile user”)
Do you think it’s time for me to be able to use the term freely without qualifying it?
Maybe once it’s included in the Oxford English Dictionary? 😉