Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. People who are knowledgeable about digital technologies such as computer programming and design: "the chasm between the high claims of the digerati and the misadventures of the novice Net user” ( Publisher's Weekly).

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  • n. Collectively, people who are considered the elite (for whatever reason) in information technology.

Etymologies

dig(ital) + (lit)erati.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of digital and literati. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mostly it was prohibitive long-distance calls or monthly service changes that separated the digerati from the small town folks like me and mine.

    The Incredible Shrinking Internet

  • There are a lot of what one might call the "digerati" – the Clay Shirkys, Douglas Couplands, Steven Johnsons and Howard Rheingolds of this world.

    John Brockman: the man who runs the world's smartest website

  • It reads more like a rumor than a piece of news. and so are we to assume that all so-called digerati are riding the iPhone bandwagon?

    Bits

  • I know I do, and I'm certainly not one of the "digerati" though I am arguably a member of the "doucherati".

    Severing Attachments: Easy Come, Easy Go

  • However, you don't have to be a member of the "digerati" to have an Inner Bike Messenger or IBS--which is not to be confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

    Severing Attachments: Easy Come, Easy Go

  • Yesterday, Mr. Safka said Ask had stumbled by trying to build products that would appeal to the "digerati" or "West Coast elite," as opposed to its most passionate customers, who still think of Ask as the place that can concisely answer a particular question.

    What Is Ask.Com's New Strategy?

  • Release 2.0 suffers from such idiocies because Ms. Dyson, like many of the so-called "digerati," is too deeply embedded in the high-tech sub-economy to understand that much of the rest of the world doesn't work that way and never will.

    From a New Media Prophetess,A Staid Old Media Product

  • I was lucky enough to be invited to the Smithsonian 2.0 meeting this past weekend as one of the "digerati" who were there to prod the institution out of its analog complacency into the digital future ...

    ArchivesBlogs

  • Digital Ethnography accomplished the sum of all there is in Web-anthropology in less than 5 minutes; its creator, Michael Welsch, is an assistant professor at Kansas State University, and has extensive study on the effects of the "digerati", the digital generation, that was basically born on the web, and the consequences of the ever-expanding web 2.0.

    Netvouz - new bookmarks

  • The original software, called YNAB Basic, remains Excel-based, and is available for download from the YNAB website for $22.45 after applying the "digerati" 10\% promo code (regular price is $24.95).

    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

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  • i love nerds!

    Swany
    www.Swany.cc

    October 25, 2007