Introduction to Stalkers

This story is written by, for, and about computer geeks (or geek-wannabes). It represents a fairly near-term future, perhaps 20 years from now. Maybe less. Although techno-geeks are my primary audience, I hope I've written a story that can appeal to the general science fiction reader.

To that end, I figured I had better explain a few terms:

There are probably more terms that I should define that I can't think of off hand. Let me know if there are things I should clarify.