sneakernet

sneakernet

[snee-ker-net]
noun
Facetious. the transfer of electronic information by carrying the storage medium, especially a floppy disk, from one computer to another.

Origin:
1985–90, Americanism

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/snee'ker-net/ Term used (generally with ironic intent) for transfer of electronic information by physically carrying tape, disks, or other media from one machine to another.
"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with magtape, or a 747 filled with CD-ROMs."
Also called tennis-net, armpit-net, floppy-net, shoe-net, walk-net, foot-net.
(2003-07-02)

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