Computer Terms and Their "Unofficial" Meaning
New to computing?
Finding some of the jargon confusing?
Here's a short glossary that might help.
Cache: ("cash") What you will need lots of to buy a computer.
32 bits. What you will smash your computer into when it loses all your files.
Cursor: Someone trying to install Windows 95.
CAD: The unscrupulous salesmen who sold you the computer.
Boot: What you would like to do to guy who sold you the system.
Backup: What the salesman calls for when you come back to the shop.
Bus: Something that programmers should be run over by.
Port: Something you will drink a lot of while you try to get your system to run.
SCSI: ("scuzzy") What you will feel like the morning after you staying up all night trying to get your system to run.
Resolution: A promise you make to yourself never buy one of those CD ROM "sampler" disks again.
Memory Block: A situation when you've been playing computer games so much you can't remember your spouse's first name.
Token Ring: Cheap gift bought by husband facing divorce because he is up every night till 5:00 am playing computer games
Partition: What wife will eventually do to matrimonial home.
Ethernet: A network of wonderful WWW sites that exists in only in the realm of the imagination.
UNIX: A bunch of guys who’ve had their balls cut off.
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