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Toxic Custard Workshop Files Dictionary Of Computing

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WILDCARD

Something you can use in most operating systems to put the fear of God into any computer novice looking over your shoulder.


WINDOWS

Along with MacIntoshs, something that helps the computer veterans bemoan the bringing of computers to the masses. How can you claim to be the most brilliant computer user who ever lived just by knowing all the command line arguments for "grep" when someone who has hardly touched a keyboard can churn out a twenty page immaculately laid out newsletter in scarcely half an hour?

See also: desktop publishing keyboard


WORLD WIDE WEB

An incredibly useful resource, where you can find all the advertising, propaganda and other useless information in the world, within seconds.

It is also an excuse for the computer section of the newspaper to print a bunch of URLs and call it journalism.


WRITE PROTECT NOTCH

That feature of a floppy disk which is generally a big pain in the arse because you think it's off when it's on, and on when it's off.

An astonishing 99.997% of people have never saved so much as a single file from being wiped by making use of the write protect notch on a disk.

See also: disk (floppy)


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