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The Devil's DP Dictionary

The Devil's DP Dictionary: Stan Kelly-Bootle McGraw-Hill, 1981 ISBN 0-07-034022-6

This pastiche of Ambrose Bierce's famous work is similar in format to the Jargon File (and quotes several entries from jargon-1) but somewhat different in tone and intent. It is more satirical and less anthropological, and is largely a product of the author's literate and quirky imagination. For example, it defines `computer science' as "a study akin to numerology and astrology, but lacking the precision of the former and the success of the latter" and "the boring art of coping with a large number of trivialities."