] inignoct wrote:
] ] H2G2 entry for l33t sp34k.
] And a poor one. Although they get points for mentioning that
] megatokyo comic, Hacker zines like Phrack, and IRC in general,
] were much more important in propagating l33t speak then online
] games. Furthermore, the use of numbers as letters didn't come
] from people who were trying to "hide" newsgroups (in fact, I
] didn't see that kind of activity until the nineties). Its
] simply something that people often do in passwords... Thats
] were it comes from...
] Furthermore, l33t speak can be spoken. You know you are at a
] hacker con when you can hear the zeros when someone says
yeah, i didn't think it was great, just the first time i saw someone try to codify l33t. it gave me a chuckle today.
i certainly identify with your comment about cons. Shit, what am i saying, i hear 0's and 4's all the time, at home, on the phone, etc. we're all a bunch of nerds.