May 4, 2011

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

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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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, will be out this summer. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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