The ‘made up’ jargon of networking


Like any industry, networking has a proprietary slew of acronyms and jargon that only insiders understand. Look no further than Network World’s searchable glossary of wireless terms.

Turns out, multiplexing has nothing to do with going to the movies at a place with more than one theater.

I also like to think that each networker has their own favorite list of terms, ready to share at a moment’s notice during family dinners, holidays and networking events … or maybe that’s just me?

In any case, networking can easily sound like a foreign language, and translating the ins and outs of complex technology for the general public is what this blog is all about. Affectionately called the “made up” words of networking, here are a few of my favorite terms, and why they matter for our hyper-connected world:

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