Originally Published: Tuesday, 15 February 2000 Author: Mike Chan
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

The Jargon Files

The Jargon Files details syntax and semantics used by "hackers" in their daily speech (or coding)... If you would like to understand the slang, jargon, and techspeak that so many geeks use, check this site out. The Jargon files is, "a collection of slang terms used by various subcultures of computer hackers. Though some technical material is included for background and flavor, it is not a technical dictionary; what we describe here is the language hackers use among themselves for fun, social communication, and technical debate."