|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