OK, now say "shibboleth"...


Computers are far more widespread than they used to be--which perforce means that most of the people who use them are ignorant of how they work, just as most people couldn't tell you how their TVs, cars, or phones work. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) So, how can you tell the posers from the real deal? One sure mark of someone who doesn't know diddly about computers is this: referring to mass storage space (hard disk, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM) as "memory."

What are some other misstatements that reveal computer ignorance? Someone should compile a list of them--so send your favorites our way, please!

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