Browse Definitions:
Reference

Prize-winning Fibbers!

Finest Fibs


We've come to the end of the Fib contest and contest judge Greg Pincus has made his selections -- not, I might add, without a great deal of difficulty. We had a LOT of great entries! And now, without further ado (drumroll, please!), it gives us great pleasure to announce our winners:

Penny Phillips was selected the best Fibber. Penny, we'll get the Web cams on their way to you. Runners-up, in no particular order: Tom O'Connor, Donna Gagnon, Joe Hullender and John Petersen. You get neat prizes like coffee mugs and t-shirts.

Here are the winning entries:

First place:
Penny Phillips
We
now
have learned
for certain
after many trials
that repeatedly pushing 'print'
will not fix the problem that the printer is having.

The Runners-Up:

Tom O' Connor:
Night.
Dark.
Sleepless,
Just sitting,
I should be coding,
But the Fibonacci calls me!

Donna Gagnon:
words
can
make me
hot and then
something inside cries
'why don't you own a web cam, eh?'

Joe Hullender:
bit
byte
micro
computer
forty years ago
I did my work with a slide rule!

John Peterson:
Mouse
Clicks.
Keyboard
Fingers tap.
Fans hum and things beep
Technology sounds fill the air
Sweet and melodic like a symphony to us geeks.

The main Fib page has lots more.

Just because the contest is over there's no reason to stop Fibbing. Inspired to write a geeky Fib? We'd love to post it, along with links to your blog or Web site, if you'd like. Here's our definition and another example, to get you started.

Send your Fib(s) to editor@whatis.com .

We'll post your Fib online along with your name (let us know if you want to be anonymous).

This was last updated in May 2006

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

SearchHealthIT

  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

    NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is a technology specification designed to enable nonvolatile memory express message-based commands to...

  • cloud object storage

    Cloud object storage is a format for storing unstructured data in the cloud.

  • parallel file system

    A parallel file system is a software component designed to store data across multiple networked servers and to facilitate ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

Close