Ever read the jargon file? I think you should. It is a window into some of the most inventive of human intellect. And no, you dont really have to understand everything that is written on those pages. That is not the reason for reading them. The idea is to just skim them and read on, just to find ideas and thoughts that are truly unique in their own right.
Guess I am blabbering right now. Just wanted to remind myself to read this so wrote this in.