The New Hacker's Dictionary / Edition 3

The New Hacker's Dictionary / Edition 3

by Eric S. Raymond
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262181789

ISBN-13: 9780262181785

Pub. Date: 10/11/1996

Publisher: MIT Press

This new edition of the hacker's own phenomenally successful lexicon includes more than 100 new entries and updates or revises 200 more. Historically and etymologically richer than its predecessor, it supplies additional background on existing entries and clarifies the murky origins of several important jargon terms (overturning a few long-standing folk etymologies)

Overview

This new edition of the hacker's own phenomenally successful lexicon includes more than 100 new entries and updates or revises 200 more. Historically and etymologically richer than its predecessor, it supplies additional background on existing entries and clarifies the murky origins of several important jargon terms (overturning a few long-standing folk etymologies) while still retaining its high giggle value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262181785
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/11/1996
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
547
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Confessions of a Happy Hacker
Hacker in a Strange Land
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Of Slang, Jargon, and Techspeak
Revision History
How Jargon Works
Jargon Construction
Verb Doubling
Soundalike slang
The '-P' convention
Overgeneralization
Spoken inarticulations
Anthropomorphization
Comparatives
Hacker Writing Style
Email Quotes and Inclusion Conventions
Hacker Speech Style
International Style
Crackers, Phreaks, and Lamers
How to Use the Lexicon
Pronunciation Guide
Other Lexicon Conventions
The Jargon Lexicon
[^A-Za-Z]
Appendix A Hacker Folklore
The Meaning of 'Hack'
TV Typewriters: A Tale of Hackish Ingenuity
A Story About 'Magic'
AI Koans
OS and JEDGAR
The Story of Mel, a Real Programmer
Appendix B A Portrait of J. Random Hacker
General Appearance
Dress
Reading Habits
Other Interests
Physical Activity and Sports
Education
Things Hackers Detest and Avoid
Food
Politics
Gender and Ethnicity
Religion
Ceremonial Chemicals
Communication Style
Geographical Distribution
Sexual Habits
Personality Characteristics
Weaknesses of the Hacker Personality
Miscellaneous
Appendix C Helping Hacker Culture Grow
Bibliography
Contributors

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