Internet + Astronaut = Internaut

I just came across the term “Internaut” and thought it so encapsulates the pioneers of online information technology and exploration that it should be a more standardly used buzz word (in fact I’m mandating it’s use from now on).

The suffix naut originates from the Greek language. It is a derivation of the Greek term nautes which means sailor when translated into English as in nautical. Thus this word is used in connection with the act of sailing. An astronaut is thus a person who sails space and a cosmonaut is a person who is the sailor of the cosmos. Thus this suffix is a term that is closely related to travel. attributed

What else epitomizes the spirit of discovery and innovation more than ‘sailors in space’ (in this case cyberspace)?

Word of the week: Internaut

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