To move data from a computer that is semantically "down" -- smaller, less important, or lower in a hierarchy -- to a computer that is semantically "up."

"I just uploaded my new quake level to the ftp server."

up = U = upstream

upload /uhp'lohd/ v.

1. [techspeak] To transfer programs or data over a digital communications link from a system near you (especially a smaller or peripheral `client' system) to one further away from you (especially a larger or central `host' system). A transfer in the other direction is, of course, called a download 2. [speculatively] To move the essential patterns and algorithms that make up one's mind from one's brain into a computer. Those who are convinced that such patterns and algorithms capture the complete essence of the self view this prospect with pleasant anticipation.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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