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(ˈsni kərˌnɛt)
Facetious. the transfer of electronic information by carrying the storage medium, esp. a floppy disk, from one computer to another.
[1985–90, Amer.]
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The exchange between one tool and the next depends on the attention of human beings using paper, sticky notes, emails, spreadsheets, and sneakernet (physically carrying information from one station to another).
In doing so, they're taking part in an increasing trend that may ultimately end in the demise of the SneakerNet.
Faced with cross-campus, sneakernet commutes to the 2,000-square-foot data center that houses 62 mission-critical, 24x7 servers, Edwards knew there was a better way.
To adapt ForComment for a multi-user market, Access built hooks for DECNet, 3Com, Novell, and IBM PC Net (the original ForComment relied primarily on sneakernet for collecting editing suggestions), and added automatic document distribution and revision tracking.
Additionally, significant soft benefits in recovering lost staff time and eliminating courier services and the sneakernet have allowed us to improve quality and performance.
Previously, Monterey County Office of Education was an example of SneakerNet, wasting valuable time and gas, by driving around the county to support individual machines.
Data interchange is the whole reason for its longevity--we call it sneakernet.
We have so much confidence in Catbird that we do all data transfer over the network, even where we used to use sneakernet.
The magazine notes that the product is "A convenient way to increase PC or sneakernet your data around the house or office, this drive is a very good addition indeed.