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Reality Checks to Demystify Buzzwords

As an IT insider, I feel I have something valuable to offer nontechnical people in terms of correcting misinformation. Here are a few simple tests for some popular buzzwords in tech. When evaluating a product or service, if you can honestly answer Yes to the reality check question, the buzzword probably truly applies. If the answer is No, it is probably fake.
agileDoes it make the developers happy?blockchainDoes it cut out the middleman?cloudDoes it automatically scale?microserviceDoes it only do one thing?object orientedIs it mostly made of interfaces?RESTfulWhen requests arrive at a certain address, are they ready to use (without parsing)?unit testDoes it prevent the tested code from touching anything outside itself?