1. <hardware, cryptography> An integrated circuit which implements the
SkipJack algorithm. The Clipper is manufactured by the US government to encrypt
telephone data. It has the added feature that it can be decrypted by the US
government, which has tried to make the chip compulsory in the United States.
Phil Zimmerman (inventor of PGP) remarked, "This doesn't even pass the sniff
test" (i.e. it stinks).
2. A compiled dBASE dialect from Nantucket Corp, LA. Versions: Winter 85, Spring
86, Autumn 86, Summer 87, 4.5 (Japanese Kanji), 5.0. It uses the Xbase
CLIP « CLiP « clipboard « Clipper » CLIPS »
clique » CLISP