= B =
[from Star Trek Classic's "Beam me up,
Scotty!"] 1. To transfer softcopy of a file electronically;
most often in combining forms such as `beam me a copy' or `beam
that over to his site'. 2. Palm Pilot users very commonly use this
term for the act of exchanging bits via the infrared links on their
machines (this term seems to have originated with the ill-fated
Newton Message Pad). Compare blast, snarf, BLT.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.