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V

Initial often used for modem standards, such as V.22, V.23, V.32, and so on. Generally, the higher the number, the less slow the modem is.

The only exception to this numbering is the V.FC (Fast Class) standard, which was obviously named by someone who (a) has no foresight and (b) is going to be terribly embarrassed in a couple of years when V.FC seems as horribly slow as V.22 is now.

See also: modem


VGA

Very Good Acronym.


VIRTUAL

Originally coined to describe something that you didn't have because you couldn't afford it (eg virtual memory), this word is now used almost exclusively by advertising agencies and the media. Usually found in the same paragraph as "information superhighway" and other such travesties of the English language.

See also: information superhighway


VIRUS

A computer program designed to generate as much disruption as possible by causing everyone in the office to stand around watching whoever's the poor slob responsible for getting rid of it, all hoping it's not their data that has been zapped.


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