Not only does it appear to be full of "geekspeak
", but it also has a bit of a silly name.
America started it all of course - what with Silicon Valley's computer jargon or "geekspeak
" and the pseudo-science of business theory.
NOW that the Geekspeak
Glossary has reached a natural end, I plan to replace it with a weekly look at the one dot com address which, for whatever reason, is focusing minds wonderfully at that moment.
Just as Google did in its early days, it had 'beta' written large and clear on its front page, indicating in traditional geekspeak
that what was on offer was not yet complete.
GLOSSARY XX - Before Bill Gates took the name Windows, they already existed as a computer term and the original window system was simply called 'W'.
The volume will interpret letter strings such as the geekspeak
's iliciscomk (I laughed, I cried, I spilt coffee on my keyboard) and dytigad (do you think I give a damn?).
The term "broadband" is one of those geekspeak
devices for high-speed Net connection.
GLOSSARY VVANNEVAR - A warning against predicting technology.
GLOSSARY RRABBIT JOB - Originally a pointless piece of batch software that did nothing but create copies of itself, breeding like rabbits.
GLOSSARY NNAILING JELLY - Dilbert-speak for the luckless individuals handed the impossible dotcom task, with a view to seeing them deliberately fail.
equivalent of "you are confusing me with someone who cares".
GLOSSARY LLACE CARD - Any machine which jams or seizes up.