= S =
science fiction fandom n.
Another voluntary subculture
having a very heavy overlap with hackerdom; most hackers read SF
and/or fantasy fiction avidly, and many go to `cons' (SF
conventions) or are involved in fandom-connected activities such as
the Society for Creative Anachronism. Some hacker jargon
originated in SF fandom; see defenestration, great-wall,
cyberpunk, h, ha ha only serious, IMHO,
mundane, neep-neep, Real Soon Now. Additionally,
the jargon terms cowboy, cyberspace, de-rezz, go flatline, ice, phage, virus, wetware,
wirehead, and worm originated in SF stories.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.