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

  neophilia
   /nee`oh?fil'?ee?@/, n.
  
      The trait of being excited and pleased by novelty. Common among most
      hackers, SF fans, and members of several other connected leading-edge
      subcultures, including the pro-technology ?Whole Earth? wing of the ecology
      movement, space activists, many members of Mensa, and the Discordian/
      neo-pagan underground (see geek). All these groups overlap heavily and
      (where evidence is available) seem to share characteristic hacker tropisms
      for science fiction, music, and oriental food. The opposite tendency is
      neophobia.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  neophilia
  
     /nee"oh-fil"-ee-*/ The trait of being excited and pleased by
     novelty.  Common among most hackers, SF fans, and members of
     several other connected leading-edge subcultures, including
     the pro-technology "Whole Earth" wing of the ecology movement,
     space activists, many members of Mensa, and the
     Discordian/neo-pagan underground.  All these groups overlap
     heavily and (where evidence is available) seem to share
     characteristic hacker tropisms for science fiction, music,
     and oriental food.  The opposite tendency is "neophobia".
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1999-06-04)
  

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