|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Jargon Coiner (#12)|
An irregular feature that aims to give you advance warning of new jargon
that we've just made up.
* IPO (I've Patented the Obvious): Acquiring patents on trivial things and
then hitting other companies over the head with them.
Example: "Amazon just IPO'd one-click spam and is now ready to sue B&N."
* IPO (I'm Pissed Off): Exclamation given by a Linux user who was unable
to participate in a highly lucrative Linux IPO due to lack of capital or
E*Trade problems. Also uttered by Linux hackers who did not receive The
Letter from Red Hat or VA Linux even though their friends did.
* YAKBA (Yet Another Killer Backhoe Attack): The acronym that describes
network outtages caused by a careless backhoe operator.
Examples: "Don't blame us, our website was offline after we suffered a
YAKBA". "Don't worry about Y2K, what we need to think about is
|Fortune Documents the Great Legal Decisions:|
We can imagine no reason why, with ordinary care, human toes could not be
left out of chewing tobacco, and if toes are found in chewing tobacco, it
seems to us that someone has been very careless.
-- 78 So. 365.