I write techno-thrillers, so I’m always reading about computers, technology, the Latest Stuff. Here are some of my
favorite Geek Speak words (Computer nerds are so neologistic):
- alpha geek–the most technologically savvy dude in the company
- amazonned–amazonized, means you’ve lost a chunk of your business to a dot-com.
- back hack–when you get hacked, you return the favor
- beta baby–child born to a high-tech pro after 1995
- code 18–Used by tech support to disguise when they’re calling a technical issue user-caused. They’re so PC
- cyberterrorism–terror on a computer
- digital jewelry–any hi-tech stuff you wear around your neck–ipods, phones, etc.
- edress–an electronic address (IP, IM, email, etc.)
- idea hampster–Someone who always has his/her idea generator running
- inner geek–the techie deep within each of us
Want more? I’ll be posting Part II, or try NetLingo. You’ll find a clever term for everything techie, to satisfy your inner geek (see above).
- Beautiful Words
- Ten Favorite Words (Part I)
- Ten Favorite Words (Part II)
- Eight Favorite Words (Part III)
- Ten Favorite Geek Words (Part II)
- Seven More Favorite Geek Words
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, Technology in Education featured blogger, and IMS tech expert. She is the editor of a K-6 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-6 Digital Citizenship curriculum, creator of technology training books for middle school and ebooks on technology in education. Currently, she’s editing a thriller that should be out to publishers next summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.