I’ll be the first to say that I overuse the word “awesome”. Sometimes I’m just not thinking hard enough to come up with a better synonym so I just go the lazy route and insert the a-word. I’ve noticed this lately in a lot of my posts and I’ve made a conscious effort to curb my use of the word unless absolutely necessary (it’s sort of like my stance on the word “epic” as well — you will hardly ever see me use that word here).
Anyway, Matt Richardson over at MAKE felt similarly about the use of the word “awesome” and so he went about hacking a Staples EASY button as a USB trigger to insert an appropriate synonym when needed. Effective. I need one. [via]