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cybercrud: /si: ber kruhd/, n.

1. [coined by Ted Nelson] Obfuscatory tech-talk. Verbiage with a high MEGO
factor. The computer equivalent of bureaucratese.

2. Incomprehensible stuff embedded in email. 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 radix-64 for PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail) or PGP (Pretty
Good Privacy) digital signatures and certificates of authenticity. This
stuff all serves a purpose and good user interfaces should hide it, but all
too often users are forced to wade through it.

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