cybercrud

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ crud; coined by Ted Nelson in Computer Lib (1974).

Noun[edit]

cybercrud (uncountable)

  1. Computer jargon that serves to obscure and confuse.
    • 2002, Charlie Kaufman, ‎Radia Perlman, ‎Mike Speciner, Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World (page 510)
      If the signature is formatted innocuously, it just looks like cybercrud in the mail header to non-crypto-capable recipients.
  2. Any worthless material supplied by or relating to computers.
    • 1989, Personal Computing (volume 13, page 213)
      The headaches of junk mail fiber-crud pale beside the anxieties triggered by vivid multimedia cybercrud, served up on optical disks and communication links.