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See Disk (Hard).
See also: disk (hard)
The bits and pieces of electronic gadgetry which make up your computer system. Over the years, manufacturers of most hardware have reached a stage where it is relatively easy to plug in a new piece of hardware. They are just now starting to direct their efforts towards the myriad of initialisation and configuration settings that have to be set.
Most hardware can broadly be divided into two categories - Input, where you enter your mistakes, and Output, where the computer tells you you've made the mistakes, and abuses you for being so stupid.
See also: installation
A system of electronic documentation that is now becoming so elaborate and intricate that it will soon dwarf the systems it is documenting. It has also necessitated a new acronym - RTFH.
In many cases, online Help is now replacing paper manuals. Which means users have to allow hard disk space, instead of bookshelf space.
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