/neep neep/ [onomatopoeic, from New York SF fandom] n.
One who is fascinated by computers. More general than hacker
as it need not imply more skill than is required to boot games on a
PC. The derived noun `neep-neeping' applies specifically to
the long conversations about computers that tend to develop in the
corners at most SF-convention parties. Fandom has a related
proverb to the effect that "Hacking is a conversational black