nerd bird


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nerd bird

An airplane that regularly flies a high-tech route such as between San Jose, CA and Seattle, WA, or between San Jose and Austin, TX. See nerd, Silicon Forest and Silicon Prairie.
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Leaders in Austin did just that, he says, and "it is now a famous example of them establishing the 'nerd bird' flights that helped put Austin on the technology map."
Equally clever, albeit not as entrenched in everyday use, are phrases such as "mystery house" (a startup company with no discernible product or revenue source), "nerd birds" (weekday direct flights shuttling engineers and programmers between tech hotbeds Austin, TX, and San Jose, CA) and "prairie dogging" (when an office outburst or event prompts workers to stand on tiptoes or chairs to peer over partitions).