The Devil’s Dictionary of the Internet

From Greg Knauss' Devil's Dictionary (via Simon Willison):

command line, noun
The most efficient method available for accidentally deleting data.
journalism, noun
A form of information distribution widely acknowledge to be unethical, corrupt and amoral; also, what blogging is, God dammit!
p2p, noun
A class of computer network, designed to allow people to remain safely anonymous while they trade public domain documents and songs to which they own the copyright.
Semantic Web, proper noun
An attempt to apply the Dewey Decimal system to an orgy.

The original Devil's Dictionary (1911) by Ambrose Bierce is also available online.

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