Words for the 90's

CLM (Career Limiting Move) – Used among microserfs to describe ill-advised activity. Trashing your boss while he or she is within earshot is a serious CLM. (Also known as CEB – Career Ending Behavior)

OHNOSECOND – That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you've just made a big mistake.

ADMINISPHERE – The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve.

SALMON WEEK – The experience of spending an entire week swimming upstream only to die, and someone else get the benefit.

404 – Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message `404 Not Found', meaning that the requested document could not be located. `Don't bother asking him... he's 404, man.'

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE – The fine art of whacking an electronic device just right to get it to work again.