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/neep neep/ [onomatopoeic, from New York SF fandom] One who is
fascinated by computers. Less specific than hacker, as it
need not imply more skill than is required to boot games
on a personal computer. The derived noun "neeping" applies
specifically to the long conversations about computers that
tend to develop in the corners at most SF-convention parties
(the term "neepery" is also in wide use). Fandom has a
related proverb to the effect that "Hacking is a
conversational black hole!".