Archived Memepool Post: Aug 17, 1999

Readers of the recently posted “bad buzzwords” link who had trouble distinguishing between stupid marketing terms (“extranet”), long standing hacker usage that has crept its way into business meetings (“bandwidth”), terms that business people have come up with to sound like insiders (“take it off line”), and actual legitimate geek usage that the idiotic author neither understood nor took the time to properly research and report on (“cracker”) would be advised to check out the reference source on the subject: The Jargon File (or, for those of you who prefer your documents in dead tree form, The New Hacker’s Dictionary (note that the print version is based on the file from three years ago, and is out of date). (Posted to Reference)