<jargon> /si:'ber-kruhd/ 1. (Coined by Ted Nelson) Obfuscatory tech-talk.
Verbiage with a high MEGO
The computer equivalent of bureaucratese.
2. Incomprehensible stuff embedded in e-mail.
First there were the "Received" headers that show how mail flows through systems, then MIME (Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions) headers and part boundaries, and now huge blocks of hex
for PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail
) or PGP (Pretty Good Privacy
) digital signatures
and certificates of authenticity.
This stuff all has a purpose and good user interfaces should hide it, but all too often users are forced to wade through it.