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NINETY COLUMN CARD

The entry in your computer glossary which proves the whole thing is ludicrously out of date. I just realised the book I found this in, although it was last revised in 1985 (which DOES make it ludicrously out of date), was originally published in 1970 (which makes it absolutely phenomenally out of date). Trust me on this, anything that doesn't have DOS or GUI in it has to be a bit suspect.

See also: DOS GUI


NOTEBOOK

A portable computer so useful that the batteries run out far too soon. They are designed especially to operate only for short periods of time, to prevent the user from

(a) getting eye-strain from having to squint at the microscopic screen from just the right angle

and (b) getting fingers stuck together from having to squeeze them into the small space that manufacturers like to laughably call the "keyboard".

See also: battery


NUMERIC KEYPAD

That section of the keyboard which is never touched or looked at by about 90% of people.

See also: keyboard


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