Table of Contents

  1. About This Edition
  2. Welcome To The Jargon File
  3. I. Introduction
  4. 1. Hacker Slang and Hacker Culture
  5. 2. Of Slang, Jargon, and Techspeak
  6. 3. Revision History
  7. 4. Jargon Construction
  8. Verb Doubling
  9. Soundalike Slang
  10. The -P Convention
  11. Overgeneralization
  12. Spoken Inarticulations
  13. Anthropomorphization
  14. Comparatives
  15. 5. Hacker Writing Style
  16. 6. Email Quotes and Inclusion Conventions
  17. 7. Hacker Speech Style
  18. 8. International Style
  19. 9. Crackers, Phreaks, and Lamers
  20. 10. Pronunciation Guide
  21. 11. Other Lexical Conventions
  22. 12. Format For New Entries
  23. II. The Jargon Lexicon
  24. Glossary
  25. 0
  26. A
  27. B
  28. C
  29. D
  30. E
  31. F
  32. G
  33. H
  34. I
  35. J
  36. K
  37. L
  38. M
  39. N
  40. O
  41. P
  42. Q
  43. R
  44. S
  45. T
  46. U
  47. V
  48. W
  49. X
  50. Y
  51. Z
  52. III. Appendices
  53. A. Hacker Folklore
  54. The Meaning of ‘Hack’
  55. TV Typewriters: A Tale of Hackish Ingenuity
  56. A Story About ‘Magic’
  57. Some AI Koans
  58. OS and JEDGAR
  59. The Story of Mel
  60. The Tao of Programming
  61. B. A Portrait of J. Random Hacker
  62. General Appearance
  63. Dress
  64. Reading Habits
  65. Other Interests
  66. Physical Activity and Sports
  67. Education
  68. Things Hackers Detest and Avoid
  69. Food
  70. Politics
  71. Gender and Ethnicity
  72. Religion
  73. Ceremonial Chemicals
  74. Communication Style
  75. Geographical Distribution
  76. Sexual Habits
  77. Personality Characteristics
  78. Weaknesses of the Hacker Personality
  79. Miscellaneous
  80. C. Helping Hacker Culture Grow
  81. D. GNU Project Documents
  82. E. The Original Hacker’s Dictionary, Circa 1988
  83. Bibliography