= G =
geek code n.
(also "Code of the Geeks"). A set of
codes commonly used in sig blocks to broadcast the interests,
skills, and aspirations of the poster. Features a G at the left
margin followed by numerous letter codes, often suffixed with
plusses or minuses. Because many net users are involved in
computer science, the most common prefix is `GCS'. To see a copy
of the current code, browse http://www.geekcode.com. Here
is a sample geek code (that of Robert Hayden, the code's inventor)
from that page:
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
GED/J d-- s:++>: a- C++(++++)$ ULUO++ P+>+++ L++ !E---- W+(---) N+++
o+ K+++ w+(---) O- M+$>++ V-- PS++(+++)>$ PE++(+)>$ Y++ PGP++ t- 5+++
X++ R+++>$ tv+ b+ DI+++ D+++ G+++++>$ e++$>++++ h r-- y+**
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
The geek code originated in 1993; it was inspired (according to the
inventor) by previous "bear", "smurf" and "twink"
style-and-sexual-preference codes from lesbian and gay
newsgroups. It has in turn spawned imitators; there is now
even a "Saturn geek code" for owners of the Saturn car. See also
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.