Computer terminology explained

Are you terrified of your computer? Do you feel out of place and overwhelmed when your friends or coworkers start spouting reams and reams of technical jargon that you will never understand? Then this article is for you! We’ll help you get over your fear of technical terminology by tickling your funny bone. We’ll start with some definitions that SHOULD be true, and we hope are entertaining.

486 – The average IQ needed to understand a P.C.

State-of-the-art – Any computer you can’t afford.

Obsolete – Any computer you own.

Microsecond – The time it takes for your State-of-the-art-computer to become obsolete.

Syntax Error – Hi, I want to buy a computer and money is no object.

GUI (pronounced gooey) – What your computer becomes after spilling your coffee on it.

Computer Chip – Any starchy food stuff consumed in mass quantities while programming.

Keyboard – The standard way to generate computer errors.

Mouse – An advanced input device to make computer errors easier to generate.

Floppy – The state of your wallet after purchasing a computer.

Hard Drive – The sales technique employed by computer salesmen.

Portable Computer – A device invented to force businessmen to work at home, on vacation and on business trips.

Disk Crash – A typical computer response to anything you need to do urgently.

Power User – Anyone who can format a disk from DOS.

System Update – A quick method of trashing ALL of your software and breaking your PC.