Just saw this over at Delicious. It's from 2002.
The Princeton Pauper - CompSci Major Confuses attacker with "Leet-Speak": "proceeded to fire off threats in a manner of speaking so archaic, few human beings outside the world of internet message boards can understand it. The confused would-be mugger was apparently intimidated by the devil-talk and broke off the engagement."
The dumbing down continues. The manner of speaking was anything but archaic. I think the writer meant arcane, but who knows?
I would assume that the writer here is a Princeton student. When even Princeton students write so carelessly, what hope have we for the future of thought in America?