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Short for Electronic Mail, a method of sending your message almost instantly from one computer to another, where it will sit for two weeks until the recipient can be bothered to reply to it.
By far the most common output from a computer.
One of the fifty-three different key combinations which are used to tell a computer to stop, abort, pause, hold it right there, stop sleeping, wake up and pay attention to me. Of course, in each situation, only one of the fifty-three combinations will work, which is why you'll often see experienced computer users trying each in rapid succession. "Damn computer's gone to sleep. Ctrl-C, Esc, Ctrl-Y, Ctrl-Break, Ctrl-]..."
See also: keyboard
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