Origin of digeratidig(ital) (lit)erati
- Collectively, people who are considered the elite (for whatever reason) in information technology.
digerati - Computer Definition
A portmanteau of digital and literati. Synonymous with digiterati.The digitally literate, or those who claim to be, i.e., those who are or claim to be knowledgeable about, and perhaps influential in, the digital world of Cyberspace, the Internet, and related subjects. See also guru, nerd, portmanteau, and techie.
The "digital elite." The digerati are people who are extremely knowledgeable about computers. It often refers to the movers and shakers in the industry. Digerati is the high-tech equivalent of "literati," which refers to scholars and intellectuals, or "glitterati," the rich and famous. Digerati, "technorati" and "geekerati" are synonymous. See technorati, glasserati and Illuminati.