This from the Department of Redundancy Department.
Many computer terms seem redundant, and given to ostentatious and useless jargon.
1. "Definition Database" - In many cases, the single word "Definitions" would be sufficient. Granted, the use of "Database" can indicate the entire list of definitions, but still in many cases, as I just said, "Definitions" would suffice.
2. "Desktop Environment" - Again, in many cases "Desktop" would suffice.
3. "Character set" - much like "definition database", there are times when the word "set" can be meaningful. But in a lot of cases, "Characters" alone would be sufficient.
The reason I mention this is because a lot of times geeks seem to use this jargon for noobs, and only succeed in confusing them further with intimidating lingo. Geek to geek is OK, but when it comes to geek to noob, I think dispensing with lingo when possible is the way to go.
May be stating the obvious here, but I think sometimes geeks (and I myself am only a "student geek" anyway) forget and slide comfortably into the lingo.
Other examples . . . and thoughts??