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geocentric

1. having the earth at its centre
2. measured from or relating to the centre of the earth

geocentric

[¦jē·ō¦sen·trik]
(astronomy)
Relative to the earth as a center; that is measured from the center of the earth.

geocentric

Meaning "earth centered," it refers to orbits around the earth. In ancient times, it meant that the earth was the center of the universe. See geostationary and geosynchronous.
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Those clinging to the geocentric model grumble and shift in their chairs.
Much like the scientists of the past, who labored to make their observations of the planets fit into a flawed, geocentric model, one company is trying to make the Internet fit its rules of logic -- logic that dictates a world where computing revolves around a single, monolithic operating system.
A confrontation between how things look from a fixed position above the Earth and the view from space (where the Earth revolves around the sun) should help in overcoming the inherent geocentric model.