The New Scientist has an article entitled “Blingtronics: Diamonds are a geek’s best friend”. There you will enter a “nano-world” where everything is reduced to a “nanoscale“. We are told that ultrathin diamond is capable of thermionic emission, and “nano-diamonds” could offer an alternative to the silicon circuitry used in microchips. However, it will be years before “nano-bling” will be used to build an optical computer. In the meantime there are moves to make “blingtronics wearable”, by embedding electronics systems within clothing. We are told that “there’s a bright future for electronics made using gold, silver and diamonds”.”
There is lots of interest in this article on the web, but most of it just links to or quotes the article. As I was browsing these links I came across one that referred to a Chinese website called Blingblingtronics.
Wikipedia has an article on the word Bling-bling, which it says refers to flashy or elaborate jewelry etc. that may be “carried, worn or installed”. It says that “in linguistic terms, bling is an ideophone intended to evoke the “sound” of light hitting silver, platinum, or diamonds”.
The Urban Dictionary gives some colorful definitions of ”Bling bling“, which is seen as either a noun or a verb. As a verb it can be “ the act of sporting jewelry of a highly extravagant gaudy nature”. It is often associated with hip-hop artists and ghetto culture.
Blingtronics = Bling plus (elec) tronics.
Electric bling, as in flash electronic jewelry.