I would like to express something that keeps booming (technology), and I came up with "ever-booming" which I have never seen it in particular.

I know there are similar words such as everlasting, ever-growing. But can I also say ever-booming, or are there better choices in this case? Thanks!

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    It only makes sense until the boom stops. Which it always does. – Hot Licks Nov 29 '15 at 3:18
  • Neologisms will always find detractors. It's really a matter of coining something that is apt to the situation. I am in tech publishing, and while I don't remember ever seeing this term, it is typical of the kind of language writers use to appeal to a mass readership. It's thought of as catchy, and hip. Tech is, after all, dominated by post-Boomers, and the language will change accordingly. – user66965 Nov 29 '15 at 3:42
  • (The point of my comment above is that any halfway-perceptive reader will know that "booms" never last and will discard as pure marketing babble anything containing a term such as "ever-booming".) – Hot Licks Nov 29 '15 at 4:12

Consider "never-ending", "unceasing", "eternal", or "perpetual" as possible alternatives.

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  • Or maybe perpetually booming... – AHuman Nov 29 '15 at 6:48
  • Thanks, but are there any better alternatives to describe technology? – jwong Nov 29 '15 at 9:41
  • You could mention Moore's law? It really depends on what you need it for. Ie: if it is for a formal paper, then you may reconsider using anything not inside a dictionary, but if it is for something like an advertisement, feel free to invent any word you feel fitting. Hope this helps. – nicole Nov 29 '15 at 16:20

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