you wrote: "But I like my magic simple. Yes, I want to experiment with it, but I also want it to be something other people will do and understand without having to throw in a lot of specialist jargon"
I agree completely when it comes to keeping it simple and reproducible, but when I read "technical jargon" my thoughts turn immediately to the use of gramarye throughout the ages. Witches have always used "spells" of some kind, but were they in a state of glossolalia or were there specific intonations or wordings?
My point here is that I use word viruses along with carefully calculated gematria as a tool for my magickal work. And certainly it has helped much moreso than working straight from a book like the GD manual or Book 4, etc.
I try to keep a balance between reality and the virtual world, but there's no escaping my use of computers in my workings. Not all the time, just on occasions where it's called for for one reason or another. Humans and computers and blackberries act as an integral part of the human experience. We can hardly escape it.
My actual point is that neologisms and the bastardization of language serves a two-fold purpose. 1. to confuse and disorient the target (soften them up) for 2. the insertion of that linguistic housing of horrors which ultimately, in my opinion, make my magicking more fun and more effective than traditional initiation-based magickal systems.