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Science-Fiction Fandom

/sī-ən(t)s fik-shən fan-dəm/

n. Another voluntary subculture having a very heavy overlap with hackerdom; most hackers read SF and/or fantasy fiction avidly, and many go to 'cons' (SF conventions) or are involved in fandom-connected activities such as the Society for Creative Anachronism. Some hacker jargon originated in SF fandom; see defenestration, great-wall, cyberpunk, h, ha ha only serious, IMHO, mundane, neep-neep, Real Soon Now.

Additionally, the jargon terms cowboy, cyberspace, de-rezz, go flatline, ice, virus, wetware, wirehead, and worm originated in SF stories.