various technology and
Internet related terms.
The first Jargon File is an interesting living historical
document. It was first collated in 1975 by Raphael Finkel at Stanford University
from a collection of hacker jargon dating back to the early 1960's, mainly
from a community of artificial intelligence research centers
on the ARPANET who used DEC PDP-10 computers,
including the MIT AI Lab, the Stanford AI lab (SAIL), Bolt, Beranek, and Newman,
Carnegie-Mellon University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
to the Jargon File were later made by Mark Crispin, Don Woods,
Richard Stallman, Charles
Spurgeon, Guy Steele, Geoff Goodfellow, and
Eric S. Raymond. A book version of the Jargon File was released in 1983. In
S. Raymond revived the file and has updated it regularly since in consultation
The section on Internet Terminology
also provides references to resources with information about technology and Internet related terms.