Diego Lafuente’s personal blog

November 3, 2003


From today on, I begin to incorporate the term aciberneto (Spanish) into my daily life. And so you can get used to it, I'll leave you with the word and its definition, courtesy of José Antonio Millán:

This relatively recent term refers to people who don't know anything about computers, have never surfed the web, etc. It's a somewhat humorous word, and it could even become an insult: "You're an aciberneto, sir!" The term doesn't necessarily imply that the person is a militant against new technologies; they may simply not have had the opportunity to use them.

There is, as far as I know, no similar term coined in English. In fact, "aciberneto" has been constructed in imitation of "analfabeto" (illiterate).

Amazing word.