This is the Terminology Lingo blog, a comprehensive compendium of terms illuminating many aspects of hackish … er … society since the rise of technology, … oh yeah, folklore, and humor.

This text (the Terminology Lingo blog) is in the public domain, to be freely used, shared, and modified.  There are (by intention) no legal restraints on what you can do with it, but there are traditions about its proper use to which many hackers are quite strongly attached.  Please extend the courtesy of proper citation when you quote the Terminology Lingo blog, ideally with a URL, link, as it will change and grow over time.  (Examples of appropriate citation form: “” or “The Terminology Lingo blog: Introductions”.)

This page was taken from the Jargon File Preface.


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