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terminal junkie n.
[UK] A wannabee or early larval stage hacker who spends most of his or her time wandering the
directory tree and writing noddy programs just to get a fix of
computer time. Variants include `terminal jockey', `console
junkie', and console jockey. The term `console jockey'
seems to imply more expertise than the other three (possibly
because of the exalted status of the console relative to an
ordinary terminal). See also twink, read-only user. Appropriately, this term was used in the works of William
S. Burroughs to describe a heroin addict with an unlimited supply.
--Jargon File, autonoded by rescdsk.
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