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#======= THIS IS THE JARGON FILE, VERSION 4.0.0, 24 JUL 1996 =======#


Introduction The purpose and scope of this File
A Few Terms Of Slang, Jargon and Techspeak
Revision History How the File came to be

Jargon Construction How hackers invent jargon
Hacker Writing Style How they write
Email Quotes And the Inclusion Problem
Hacker Speech Style How hackers talk
International Style Some notes on usage outside the U.S.
Lamer-speak Crackers, Phreaks, and Lamers

Pronunciation Guide How to read the pronunciation keys
Other Lexicon Conventions How to read lexicon entries
Format for New Entries How to submit new entries for the File

The Jargon Lexicon The lexicon itself

Appendix A Hacker Folklore
Appendix B A Portrait of J. Random Hacker
Appendix C Helping Hacker Culture Grow
Bibliography For your further enjoyment

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