Definition I found in the Urban Dictionary. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=noob
Clearly, if Seth Godin uses the word and you don’t know what in the world it means, and you find out that it means someone who doesn’t know anything about a certain thing, then you are a “noob”.
So here I am looking it up in the Urban Dictionary, and finding out that it mildly means “newbie” (or a person new to a social system of gaming or whatever), or pejoratively as a person who talks expert-like talk but knows really nothing at all about his subject.
So, yes, I sometimes talk as if I know something about what I am talking about when I really am sadly deficient, and therefore am a “noob”. But mostly I don’t intend to flaunt my smarts and skills, as certain macho types might in video games or on the playing field. It’s because I am a newbie that I act like a noob, when I act like a noob.
People like to throw labels around and noob would be a good one to pin on someone you wanted to “diss.”
I will not be “dissing” myself, and so don’t own that I am the macho style noob, but a “tenderfoot”, yes, I am definitely not a smooth operator.
Just saying. Old Swimmer