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Webopedia Cool Terms of The Day: Want some chips and salsa?

Jun 24, 2009, 10:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"chips and salsa: Slang term used to mean hardware and software."

"burp: The term used to describe the resetting of any computer equipment to restore network functionality, such as the router. Burp is also used to describe a router losing a packet. May also be called a network burp or hiccup."

"liveware: A slang term used to denote people using (attached to) computers, and is based on the need for a human, or liveware, to operate the system using hardware and software. Other words meaning the same or similar to liveware include wetware, meatware and jellyware. Meatware and jellyware are most often used by internal customer support personnel as slang terms when referencing human operating errors."

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