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Geek Speak

May 24, 2008
A Nerdictionary of quirky, techie terms.
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Geek speaker ... Alpha Geek
ALPHA GEEK – The most knowledgeable, technically proficient
person in an office or work group.
CUBE FARM – An office packed with cubicles full of busy
DOORSTOP – A computer no longer considered fast enough and
only useful for keeping doors open.
EGOSURFING – When you look yourself up on the internet.
FLESHMEET – A rare meeting in the flesh, especially for
people who usually only chat on the net.
INTERNOT – Someone who refuses to use the internet.
KEYBOARD PLAQUE – Disgusting build-up of dirt on keyboards.
MEDIA STACKING – Juggling a number of media at once, as in
watching TV while chatting to friends on your laptop and downloading new
tunes on to your iPod.
PLUG-AND-PLAY – A new worker who needs no training and can
get started at once.

TIMEBOXING – Putting aside a particular slot to get a job
done, eg “What’s the timebox for this report, boss?”

UNINSTALLED – Being fired.
WIMAX – Wireless internet access for whole towns.
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