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Toxic Custard Workshop Files Dictionary Of Computing

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GAME

What you'd really prefer to be using your computer for. Games are generally the real reason people buy computers. Forget the standard lie of "well, I wanted to do some work at home". Nope. It's games. Well, that and surfing the Net.

Of course, fifteen years ago it was "well, we bought the computer to help little Johnny with his homework" (yeah right, you just feed it a maths assignment and it spits out the answers) "and who knows, maybe he'll make a few million dollars by programming a best-selling game".


GIGABYTE

Ten thousand umm... ten million, no, a thousand billion... A whole lot of bytes.


GRAPHICS

All the pretty pictures a computer can produce, generally used as a ploy by cynical computer sellers, directed at the sort of people who think they can produce Deep Space Nine at home on a 286.


GUI

Graphical User Interface. Designed so that it would make your computer much easier to use, if it wasn't so damned slow now. GUIs and processor power have a spiralling effect. Just as people get hold of computers powerful enough to handle the latest GUI programs at a decent speed, the software authors go and "upgrade" it so it's slow again.


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