Anticipointment

Slang term used to describe the merging of anticipation and disappointment. In computing the term describes those who are eagerly anticipating the price drop on technology products to make them affordable, but at the same time are disappointed knowing a better product is on the horizon. Usage of the term anticipointment is credited to editor Hank Roberts (Berkley, California) in an online conference in 1995.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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