Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 12 September 2009

Lassie made her television debut (1954)


HACKER, CRACKER, & GEEK SPEAK #2

SPOD: a NERD or GEEK without the interest or skill in computing
PROPELLER HEAD: an expert in any field of technology
NEWBIE: a newcomer to a technology or environment (e.g., to chat rooms)
LUSER: an annoying, incompetent computer user
LAMER: one who downloads, but seldom uploads; also a LUSER
TREKKIE: an obsessive fan of Star Trek* in its myriad incarnations
ANORAK: one obsessed with an unfashionable interest or technology (e.g., trains)

* Other sci-fi fan nicknames are: x-philes, The X-Files; scapers, Farscape; dwarfers, Red Dwarf.


To deceive oneself is very easy.
Proverb
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