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A4

The size of paper the printer is actually loaded with. Compare with "Letter", the size of paper that the twerp ahead of you in the print queue has tried to print with. This is why the printer has stopped and is patiently waiting for a load of Letter paper in the second tray. This usually occurs when attempting to print out a vital report that should have been on the boss's desk ten minutes ago.

See also: printer


ACOUSTIC COUPLER

An example of technology which was just getting obsolete a decade ago, and which would be laughed at in the streets if seen nowadays.

See also: obsolete


ANALOGUE

The opposite of digital, now becoming a synonym for obsolete in the fields of watches, mobile phones, music media, etc., etc.

See also: obsolete


ANALYSIS

The bane of programmers, an activity which almost always means there will be properly defined specifications, documentation and other such superfluous amounts of paper, before any actual code is written.

See also: Yourdon


APPLE

One of the first computer companies to fall prey to former car company advertising executives. How else would you explain them trying to flog us a computer called the "Performa"?

See also: computer


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