computernik

computernik

(kəmˈpjuːtənɪk)
n
informal US a person who is very interested in, and knowledgeable about, computers
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David Cameron (born 1966) has COMPUTERNIK (computer expert); NICK Clegg (1967) has MOCKNEY (middle class trying to sound COCKNEY); and Nigel Farage of UKIP (1964) has Beatlesque, of all things.
"RL is just one more window, and it's not usually my best one," a computernik tells Sherry Turkle in Life on the Screen.
He would repeat this assertion until some computernik, inevitably, would ask: "Two-thirds??(?).
The computer "virus" originated in that subculture of computerniks known as "hackers." A New York Times article of November 8, "Loving Those Whiz Kids," said, "On balance, the computer hacker appears to be both a national treasure and a national headache." It described "increasing friction between the eccentric wizards who design and maintain these systems and a society that depends on the machines to run everything from banks to hospitals to military forces." (4)

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