Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos uses 'complexifier' and 'apoplectic' in his viral Medium post. Here's what those words mean

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  • eigerjoe Sandy, UT
    Feb. 9, 2019 11:08 a.m.

    I find it so ironic that Jeff Bezos protests the invasion of his privacy, while at the same time Amazon is building a sprawling surveillance state for everyone else using Ring, Alexa, and crowd facial recognition software for crowds, which it called Rekognition.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 9, 2019 8:37 a.m.

    We shouldn't, in the age of the internet, need to be told what words mean. Unfortunately, I know way too many people who wouldn't have the curiosity to seek the info on their own.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 9, 2019 7:43 a.m.

    Complexifier? Is Bezos writing a dissertation?

    Apoplectic is not such an unusual word. I'm rather surprised Herb had to look that one up.

    But Herb stayed away from the headline of the century story. This is still a family newspaper.

    The irony here is rich. Bezos, who trafficks in our personal information to make a buck at Amazon sure shouldn't complain that someone got his emails. A tech billionaire ought to know that personal messages are not secure.

    The irony thickens when you realize he owns the WaPo, and journalism today consists of sensationalizing the personal lives of famous people. If a princess shows a little lace or a price tag, the press erupts. What was once Enquirer material is now mainstream reporting.

    I'm sorry to be a complexifier here.

  • Eli114 Providence, RI
    Feb. 9, 2019 3:42 a.m.

    According to the New York Times complexifier was already in verbal use among English speaking in Washington DC since at least 1984 when it was reported that:

    Only last week, a new set of what some in the capital call ''complexifiers'' were introduced into the Administration's economic policy deliberations
    in a 1984/11/25 with the title Recovery Is Fading At A crucial time

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 8, 2019 8:26 p.m.

    If people have some level of respect for their marriages and partners they don't have affairs in spite of the temptation out there. But, if they do, they should not be subject to having their private e-mails, texts, and pics made public whether they are famous or not. The main reason is for the sake of their children. No one is thinking about them.