Electronic vs Sneakernet - What's the difference?

electronic | sneakernet |


As a adjective electronic

is (physics|chemistry): of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.

As a noun sneakernet is

(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.

electronic

English

Adjective

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  • (physics, chemistry): Of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.
  • Operating on the physical behavior of electrons, especially in semiconductors.
  • Generated by an electronic device.
  • Of or pertaining to the Internet.
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  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result.}}

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    sneakernet

    English

    Noun

  • (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.
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