The Jargon File

By Deane Barker on August 31, 2002

The Jargon File: Eric Raymond, king of the hacker geeks, maintains this, the be-all and end-all of computer geek-speak. The Jargon File is a listing of thousands of hacker terms and phrases and what they mean. From the relatively simple “flame” and “Suzie COBOL” to the really obscure like “lots of MIPS but no I/O” and my personal favorite “the September that never ended.” Fun to browse.