cyberpunk

Definitions

Media Studies

  • noun a movement associated with the technological breakthroughs of the early 80s and their effect on the underground pop culture of the time

Slang

  • noun an enthusiast for information technology, a net-head. The term arose in the 1980s to describe young fans of the science-fiction writer William Gibson, who combined a fascination for computing and youth culture with a supposedly punk attitude. In the later 1990s the word usually referred to a nonconformist user of the Internet.
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