Grace says, “Waiting a couple of extra seconds for a page to load seems like an eternity.”
In computer terms, load means copy or transfer something into a computer’s memory, especially from an external source like the internet.
We also say upload and download. Upload is to put something onto another device. To download is to take something from another device. Like, ‘He was illegally downloading movies.’ Or, ‘She uploaded a funny video to her website.’
This term can mean forever; for all time. But Grace means a very, very long time.
Like, ‘After what seems like an eternity, we’re finally getting new computers.’
You can also use eon this way. Things like, ‘It took eons to get my computer fixed.’
McMillian says, “The demand for instant gratification is coloring every aspect of our lives.”
Here color is a verb meaning influence or effect. The sense is altering the tone of something. Giving it certain characteristics, like we’ve changed the color.
You could say for example, ‘This election campaign has been colored by fears about the economy.’ So, that’s effecting what the candidates say and who the voters support.
4. Sign Up To:
Wu says, “When we sign up to an online streaming site we only have to wait a few second to see a movie or a TV show.”
Sign up to means sign or register your name to join an activity. To do or get something.
For example, ‘I signed up to participate in a marketing survey.’ Or ‘I signed up to take first aid classes.’
5. Just About Instantly:
Wu says, “Facts can now be found just about instantly.”
Almost instantly. You could also say, ‘That presentation was just about perfect’, almost perfect. Or, ‘I’m just about finished.’
1. upload, downloadは日本語にもなっていますが、発音に注意しましょう。[lóud]です。
5.just aboutを使えるかどうかですね。意味はalmost [ɔ́ːlmoust]です。発音も確認しておきましょう。