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A set of four keys that move the cursor too far up, too far down, too far left, or too far right.
A missing disk or tape that contains lost data.
An unplanned troublesome characteristic of a program, as opposed to an irritating feature that was consciously designed or deliberately included.
Online forum which, in a miracle of modern Internet communications, permits many users at widely separated locations often hundreds or even thousands of miles apart to simultaneously bore each other to death.
The point at which text in a word-processing program flows over to a new page, which occurs right after a heading or title, or halfway through a short list, or in the middle of a word, or just before the last line of a quote.
A program that helps you locate something on the Internet by reducing the number of possible locations where it can be found from 4 million to 50,000.
Excerpted from Computing. Copyright (c) 1999 by Henry Beard and Roy McKie. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.