Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1989-1998

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Goizueta Business School, the business librarians thought it might be fun to explore the evolution of business terminology between 1919 and 2019. So each month we will post a blog identifying business words and concepts that were captured in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for the decades that GBS has been in operation. Here is our eighth entry, business-speak from 1989-1998!

1989 Cybersecurity / Generation X / Viral marketing

1990 Cryptocurrency / McMansion / World Wide Web

1991 3-D printer / Cybercrime / Mission creep

1992 3-D printing / Augmented reality / Auto-complete / Flash drive / Generation Y / Personal digital assistant

1993 Access provider / Click through / E-commerce / Game changer / Uniform resource locator / Universal resource locator / Webmaster / Web page / Website

1994 Cybercitizen / Digital divide / Dot-com / Web crawler

1995 Anti-globalization / Click-through / Microfinance / Page view / Webcast

1996 Ad server / Big data / Cloud computing / Cyberattack / Cybersafety / NDA / Smartphone

1997 Cube farm / Dot-commer / M-commerce

1998 Open-source / Social networking / Webinar