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Alpha (adj.): First stage of software testing for getting user feedback. Latin for "doesn't work."
BASIC (n.): A programming language. Related to certain social diseases in that those who have it will not admit it in polite company.
Beta (adj.): Second stage of software testing, done shortly before it's released. Latin for "still doesn't work."
Bug (n.): Undocumented feature
Compatible (adj.): Gracefully accepts erroneous data from any source.
Computer science (n.): The science of solving today's problems tomorrow.
Computer scientist (n.): Someone who fixes things that are not broken.
Cyberspace (n.): A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.
Hardware (n.): The parts of a computer system that can be kicked
Keyboard (n.): Instrument used to enter errors into computer.
Maintenance-free (n.): Latin for "when it breaks, it can't be fixed"
Perl (n.): A programming language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
Printer (n.): A tool consisting of three main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.
Program (n.): A spell cast over a computer, turning input into error messages.
Reference Manual (n.): Object that raises the monitor to eye level. Also used to compensate for that short table leg.
Scheduled Release Date (n.): A carefully calculated date determined by estimating the actual shipping date and subtracting six months from it.
Upgrade (n.): Latin for "take old bugs out, put new ones in"
Windows (n.): The ultimate triumph of marketing over technology