March 01, 2015 EXP

Geek-Speak for the Rest of Us: A Glossary

By Jeffrey M. Allen, Mark Rosch

Geek-speak is nothing new—it’s just the lingo that’s a moving target. Underscoring this point is the fact that this article, published with permission, is based in part on our article, “Geek-Speak for the Rest of Us,” which originally appeared in GPSolo, vol. 23, no. 1, Jan./Feb. 2006.

If you still think that spam is a pork product that comes in a can, or that phishing requires not just a hook but also a rod and reel, or that pharming involves working the land and growing crops, then this glossary can help you understand the evening news, the morning paper, conversations around the water cooler, and cocktail party talk without having to go to one of those technical colleges that advertises on TV in the middle of the night.

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