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Ten Favorite Geek Words–Part I

I write techno-thrillers, so I’m always reading about computers, technology, the Latest Stuff. Here are some of my

Geeks come in all sizes

Geeks come in all sizes

favorite Geek Speak words (Computer nerds are so neologistic):

  1. alpha geek–the most technologically savvy dude in the company
  2. amazonned–amazonized, means you’ve lost a chunk of your business to a dot-com.
  3. back hack–when you get hacked, you return the favor
  4. beta baby–child born to a high-tech pro after 1995
  5. code 18–Used by tech support to disguise when they’re calling a technical issue user-caused. They’re so PC
  6. cyberterrorism–terror on a computer
  7. digital jewelry–any hi-tech stuff you wear around your neck–ipods, phones, etc.
  8. edress–an electronic address (IP, IM, email, etc.)
  9. idea hampster–Someone who always has his/her idea generator running
  10. 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).


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