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.
Last modified on 8 February 2014, at 16:32