According to Christopher Faulkner, the CEO of CI Host web hosting, a code coolie is an insult leveled at computer programmers who handle the boring grunt work on a project, while a Sithhead is a derogatory name for a Star Wars junkie who only recently picked up passion for the sci-fi series.
Faulkner needs to know terms like these to communicate with his employees because the majority of them are computer geeks who constantly chat in tech talk.
He picks up new words from the internet and from hanging out with his techies after work at bars, where they try to stump each other with the latest lingo.
Other hip words for technology nerds include spim, which is spam received over an instant messaging service, and data sabbath, which is what 24-hour-on-call computer techs call vacation time that they spend away from electronic devices.
Faulkner figures such colorful language thrives in the computer industry because it helps workers cope with their often- monotonous jobs.
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