Words for the 90's

Blamestorming. Sitting around in a group, discussing why a project failed, and who was responsible.

Irritainment. Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The O.J. trials were a prime example. Bill Clinton's shameful video Grand Jury testimony is another.

Assmosis. The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

Treeware. Hacker slang for documentation or other printed material.

Chips & salsa. Chips = hardware, Salsa = software. `Well, first we gotta figure out if the problem's in your chips or your salsa.

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

Cube farm. An office filled with cubicles.

Tourists. People who take training classes just to get a vacation from their jobs. `We had three serious students in the class; the rest were just tourists.'