In 1906 Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce gave the world The Devil’s Dictionary—full of such satirical definitions as this: “YEAR, n. A period of three hundred and sixty five disappointments.” You can download a public domain copy from Project Gutenberg or read such modern updates as Contradictionary.
–“Amazon Prime (n). A parasite used by an apex predator to seduce its human host.”
–“Comcast (n). See Satan.
–"ebook (n.): A technophobic regression from the codex to the scroll."
Anyone care to write an e-book-specific Devil’s Dictionary for TeleRead? No pay, but you can keep it under 500 words if you want. You can poke fun not only at E but also its critics.
Yes, there’s room for multiple versions. We’ll play up the best in our opinion—let’s make this a contest—but probably also run everyone’s entry, with reasonable QC in place. Anyone game? Deadline for entries is September 1. E-mail email@example.com.”