We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]


noun. Software or websites that has options checked default-yes when you sign up that, if you are not paying close attention, will do things you have ‘consented’ to that you probably would rather not be done (for example, giving them permission to give your e-mail address to spammers).

As landmineware relies on the fact that in the real world, people do not watch their every step and so do not read lengthy terms and conditions, privacy statements and disclaimers. They achieve their objective by preying on people’s unwary but typical behaviour.

(also landmine-ware)

(Coined by Perry de Havilland)

Link orgy

expression. When a blogger finds that he has been linked by multiple sites, or has been added to several blogrolls, in a short time.

(Coined by James Martin )


noun. A specialist blog dealing with regular postings about linguistics, language learning, translation and localization, endangered languages, language rights or other language-related subjects.

(coined by Enigmatic Mermaid)

Linky Love

noun. See Reciprocal Link.

(coined by Dawson Jackson)

Link rot

noun. Over time any large list of links will contain an increasing number of dead links.

Link whore

noun. A blogger (qv) who will go to any lengths to get other bloggers to link to them (the term is usually intended to be humourous). Also: Link slut. Both terms are in fact gender non-specific.