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  • cowboy
    [Sun, from William Gibson's {cyberpunk} SF] n. Synonym for {hacker}. It is reported that at Sun this word is often said with reverence.


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    elder days


    n. The heroic age of hackerdom (roughly, pre-1980); the era of the PDP-10, TECO, {ITS}, and the ARPANET. This term has been rather consciously adopted from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy epic `The Lord of the Rings'. Compare Iron Age; see also elvish.