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 for Stupids
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Stupids
   n.
  
      Term used by samurai for the suits who employ them; succinctly
      expresses an attitude at least as common, though usually better disguised,
      among other subcultures of hackers. There may be intended reference here to
      an SF story originally published in 1952 but much anthologized since, Mark
      Clifton's Star, Bright. In it, a super-genius child classifies humans into
      a very few ?Brights? like herself, a huge majority of ?Stupids?, and a
      minority of ?Tweens?, the merely ordinary geniuses.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Stupids
  
     Term used by samurai for the suits who employ them.
     Succinctly expresses an attitude at least as common, though
     usually better disguised, among other subcultures of hackers.
     There may be intended reference here to an SF story originally
     published in 1952 but much anthologised since, Mark Clifton's
     "Star, Bright".  In it, a super-genius child classifies humans
     into a very few "Brights" like herself, a huge majority of
     "Stupids", and a minority of "Tweens", the merely ordinary
     geniuses.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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