New Office Slang

World Wide Wait – The real meaning of www.

404 – Someone who is clueless. From the Web error message, "404 Not
Found," which means the document requested couldn't be located. "Don't
bother asking John. He's 404."

Chips and Salsa – Chips = hardware, salsa = software. "First we gotta
figure out if the problem's in your chips or your salsa."

Cobweb – A WWW site that never changes.

Cube Farm – An office filled with cubicles.

Egosurfing – Scanning the Net, databases, etc., for one's own name.

Keyboard Plaque – The disgusting buildup of dirt and crud found on some
people's computer keyboards.

Mouse Potato – The online generation's answer to the couch potato.

Oh-no-second – That minuscule fraction of time during which you realize
you've just made a terrible-terrible error.

Open-Collar Workers – People who work at home or telecommute.

Plug-and-Play – A new hire who doesn't require training. "That new guy
is totally plug-and-play."

Seagull Manager – A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, dumps on
everything and then leaves.

Stress Puppy – A person who thrives on being stressed-out and whiny.

Under Mouse Arrest – Getting busted for violating an online service's
rule of conduct. "Sorry I couldn't get back to you. AOL put me under
mouse arrest."

Xerox Subsidy – Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one's


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