In this technically surreal, mystical world of Networking, we are often fabricating new words, coining new terms or adapting old language to new requirements. Our profession is not the first to do this, but our language is our own. How many people can conduct a 15 minute conversation without a single coherent sentence ? Can you count how many TLA and ETLA you can eject in a single breath ?
These terms, these expressions of our unique and singular profession, should be documented and treasured for future generations. Hackers have the jargon file, we should have a similar record of our kultcha.
I have started to collect the terms that I use on a regular basis, and expound their meaning. I hope to collect their actual and colloquial meaning and perhaps offer some insight into use and definition.
In the weeks to come, I will post words that are part of the Networking World. I hope you like them.