Borg

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Borg (bɔːɡ, Swedish bɔrj)
 
n
Björn (bjœrn). born 1956, Swedish tennis player: Wimbledon champion 1976--80

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borg
fictional hostile alien hive-race in the "Star Trek" series, noted for "assimilating" defeated rivals, fist introduced in "The Next Generation" TV series (debut fall 1987). Their catchphrase is "resistance is futile.
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Borg

n. In "Star Trek: The Next Generation" the Borg is a species of cyborg that ruthlessly seeks to incorporate all sentient life into itself; their slogan is "Resistence is futile. You will be assimilated." In hacker parlance, the Borg is usually Microsoft, which is thought to be trying just as ruthlessly to assimilate all computers and the entire Internet to itself (there is a widely circulated image of Bill Gates as a Borg). Being forced to use Windows or NT is often referred to as being "Borged". Interestingly, the Halloween Documents reveal that this jargon is live within Microsoft itself. (Other companies, notably Intel and UUNet, have also occasionally been equated to the Borg.) See also Evil Empire, Internet Exploiter.
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