- sitting around in a group discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.
- The brief seizure people sometimes suffer when their beepers go off, especially in vibrator mode. Characterized by physical spasms, goofy facial expressions, and stopping speech in mid-sentence.
- an office filled with cubicles.
- something loud happens in a cube farm, and heads start popping up over the walls to see what's going on.
- people who always seem to be birthin' new ideas.
- the on-line generation's answer to the couch potato.
CLAM (Career Limiting Amateur Move)
- Trashing your boss while he or she is within earshot is a serious CLAM.
- that minuscule fraction of time in which you realize you've just made a big stupid mistake.
- stands for Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage.
- a person who always seems to be stressed-out and whiny.
- those who take training classes just to take a vacation from their jobs -- "We had three serious students in the class; the rest were tourists."
- To be exploited and oppressed by your boss.
World Wide Wait
- The real meaning of WWW.
- A hard-core CGI programmer with all the social skills and charisma of a plastic toy.
- Sleeping with your eyes open.
Dead Tree Edition
- The paper version of a publication.
- People who work at home or telecommute.
Squirt The Bird
- To transmit a signal up to a satellite.
- A dead web page that hasn't been updated for a long time.
- The ing buildup of dirt and crud found on computer keyboards.
- The most knowledgeable geek.
- Where all of the dumb decisions come from that are profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.
- Older, experienced business people hired by young entrepreneurial firms looking to appear more reputable and established.
- The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed in the end.
- an outside expert brought in to reduce the employee headcount, leaving the top brass with clean hands.
- someone who is clueless, from the error message "404 -- URL Not Found", meaning the requested document couldn't be located. "Don't bother asking him, he's 404."