n. When a technically inept computer user or geek-wannabe repeatedly
hassles a legitimate IT
(information technology) person in an attempt to befriend them and pick their brain for free computer knowledge. The person with the IT crush
can't be bothered with reading books themselves, and also considers you be their personal IT person and will
email you directly
instead of opening a support case through
proper channels. The IT crush
may also go so far as insisting on being on your IM buddy list, and sends you 'helpful' email like
and virus warnings, cartoons, etc..
the most prone
to latch on are also the most prone
to be infected by a trojan or virus.
1. "Dude, Kevin
in purchasing keeps hanging
out in my cube wanting to talk computers and pestering me with questions
about his home wireless
router. I think he's developing an IT crush on me."
2. "I ran this attachment I got but nothing happened. Can you run it on your machine and see what you think?"
3. "btw did you see Dilbert