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The New Hacker's Dictionary
By Eric S. Raymond (compiler) and Eric S. Raymond (editor)
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Hardcover
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from Mit Pr (September 23, 1991)
9780262181457 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $27.50
This edition also contains The New Hacker''s Dictionary, The New Hacker's Dictionary
About: From ack to zorch—and with hundreds of other entries in between—The New Hacker's Dictionary is a comprehensive compendium of the remarkable slang used by today's computer hackers.
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3 edition from Mit Pr (October 11, 1996)
9780262680929 | details & prices | 547 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $40.00
About: A listing of computer-buff slang is embellished by the myths, legends, and heroes of a hacker culture
from Mit Pr (August 30, 1991)
9780262680691 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $12.95
This edition also contains The New Hacker''s Dictionary, The New Hacker's Dictionary
About: From ack to zorch - and with hundreds of other entries in between - "The New Hacker's Dictionary" is a comprehensive compendium of the remarkable slang used by today's computer hackers.
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Publisher Mit Pr
Publication date October 11, 1996
Pages 547
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780262680929
ISBN-10 0262680920
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
Summary
A listing of computer-buff slang is embellished by the myths, legends, and heroes of a hacker culture (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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...SAMPLE DEFINITION: :hacker: n. [originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe] 1. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary. 2. One who programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys programming rather than just theorizing about programming. 3. A person capable of appreciating {hack value}. 4. A person who is good at programming quickly. 5. An expert at a particular program, or one who frequently does work using it or on it; as in 'a UNIX hacker'. (Definitions 1 through 5 are correlated, and people who fit them congregate.) 6. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example. 7. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations. 8. [deprecated] A malicious meddler who tries to discover sensitive information by poking around. Hence 'password hacker', 'network hacker'. The correct term is {cracker}. The term 'hacker' also tends to connote membership in the global community defined by the net (see {network, the} and {Internet address}). It also implies that the person described is seen to subscribe to some version of the hacker ethic (see {hacker ethic, the}). It is better to be described as a hacker by others than to describe oneself that way. Hackers consider themselves something of an elite (a meritocracy based on ability), though one to which new members are gladly welcome. There is thus a certain ego satisfaction to be had in identifying yourself as a hacker (but if you claim to be one and are not, you'll quickly be labeled {bogus}). See also {wannabee}.

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