Neophilia



/ˌniːəʊˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
a tendency to like anything new; love of novelty

/nee”oh-fil”-ee-*/ The trait of being excited and pleased by novelty. Common among most hackers, SF fans, and members of several other connected leading-edge subcultures, including the pro-technology “Whole Earth” wing of the ecology movement, space activists, many members of Mensa, and the Discordian/neo-pagan underground. All these groups overlap heavily and (where evidence is available) seem to share characteristic hacker tropisms for science fiction, music, and oriental food. The opposite tendency is “neophobia”.
[Jargon File]
(1999-06-04)

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