Raymond: The New Hacker's Dictionary (Paper)

Raymond: The New Hacker's Dictionary (Paper)

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Publisher's Synopsis

This is a compendium of the slang used by computer hackers. Although it is organized in reference form, it is not a mere technical dictionary or handbook of terms; it offers the reader a guide to the hacker's world, its myths, heroes, folk epics, in-jokes, taboos and dreams. This new edition contains almost five times as many entries as its predecessor, and in addition to detailing of hacker slang (terms like "bagbiter", "quux", "double bucky" and "frobnitz"), also includes some lessons in hacker jargon construction. Appendices include a selection of classic items of hacker folklore and humour, a composite portrait of "J. Random Hacker" assembled from the comments of over 100 respondents, and a bibliography of nontechnical works that have either influenced or described the culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262680691
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: AAAI Press
Pub date:
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 680g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 25mm