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A Little Bit of Venom

There is nothing cute, hip, or compelling about the reflexive or even considered use of the word “automagic1 (and its more common derivative, “automagically”). The use of that term is always at least partially based on a speaker’s narcissistic fascination with his or her own cluelessness, an ignorance so profound the speaker is moved to label a technology automagic!

Dolts. end of article

1 “Automatic” and “automagic” differ only in the residue of “magic” present in the second which is produced by the speaker’s/user’s awe at some pedestrian (or even extraordinary) implementation of automation.