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nethead

(ˈnɛtˌhɛd)
n
(Communications & Information) informal a person who is enthusiastic about or an expert on the internet
[C20: from (inter)net + head, meaning enthusiast, expert]
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Launched across all of Ooredoo Group's social media channels with a creative video developed in collaboration with regional social media stars, participants will learn if they are social media aficionados, movie streamers, or an online gaming nethead, as well as the Ooredoo products that best suit them.
Thomas Saunders, 47, of Hilltop Cottages, Nethead, Cumbria.
Paul Wilford, a senior research director at New Jersey's Bell Labs, has developed a "telepresence" project called NetHead that will one day help the disabled to participate in meetings, join community groups, attend school functions, and even work in an office-all from a remote computer.
Upon reading through the first few pages it seemed to me that the author had just read one too many criticisms of the Internet and, being a major self confessed 'nethead' herself, set out to attempt to right all wrongs and correct all criticism in just one book.
"The move toward marrying Internet, telephony and product is already a reality," says Bernard Guillou, VP development and strategic planning at Canal Plus and a committed 'Nethead. "We've never seen a sector of the computer industry that's developed so fast, and a major media group like Canal Plus has to be involved."
Pomo French philosophers like Deleuze and Virilio (keep in mind that these guys blur into a singularly overwrought point of view to cyberpop dilettantes such as myself) can at least be credited with putting their lustings to valid use, cobbling together a bitter theory of seduction aimed at the television viewer, or, arguably, the nethead, whose "body becomes a pole of inertia." J.
Skelton Key, contains the most up-to-date information in Appendix III--"How To Become A Nethead" Shenk and Silberman, supra note 13.
But, David Meharg, one of the station engineers involved in setting up that camera atop the Fairmont was also an early Nethead. He was experimenting with the idea of transmitting a still image captured by a video camera to an Internet site.
This book is not so much about "a nethead's adventure on-line," as the subtitle declares, as about a sharp, sexy girl at play in a (primarily) boys' club.
HE'S a punk rock fan, fluent in Spanish and crazy about computers - and he could be Britain's oldest Nethead.
Now geeks can send their problems to nethead counsellors, who offer advice via e-mail.
Considering the low esteem the average Nethead is supposed to hold himself in, Pride is probably the last thing you would imagine an anorak possesses.