Last modified on 23 May 2014, at 16:22

sneakernet

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sneaker +‎ net. See sneaker running shoe, and Internet.

NounEdit

sneakernet (countable and uncountable, plural sneakernets)

  1. (computing, informal, humorous) A method of transferring a computer file from one computer to another by copying it to a floppy disk or some other external storage, carrying the disk to the other computer and installing it there, in contrast with electronic methods used by networked computers to transfer data.