The "Jargon Watch" section of Wired
magazine is where you'll find a small but dead-on window where cyberculture collides into language. This "pocket dictionary" is a collection of terms posted in that section since 1993, plus 100 new entries. Ever do any domain dipping
(typing in random words between www. and .com just to find out what's out there)? Receive a zen mail
(e-mail messages that arrive with no text in the message body)? Or maybe you've had an ohnosecond
(that miniscule fraction of time in which you realize you've just made a BIG mistake). Gareth Branwyn's introduction is a short but cogent explanation of how jargon becomes popular in cyberculture.