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computerese

An umbrella term for all the names, terms and jargon in the high-tech industry.
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They were very down to earth--and they speak both computerese and English." She recommends seeking out full-time computer consultants, not those who do it "as a second job." The best tech tool has been high-speed Internet access.
Shane Cyr in this office fortunately talks both "journalese" and "computerese", and he bridged the gap between the two worlds.
(12) Others echoed that criticism, speaking of the "virtual reality" the novel creates, which is made even worse by Pelevin's penchant for computerese. (13) Author and critic Aleksei Slapovsky parades before readers the numerous stylistic glitches in Pelevin's novel and concludes that the work consists of nothing more than hastily collated text clippings.
Jones even draws a distinction between Computerese and Technobabble:
Garner himself has miniessays on AIRLINESE, COMPUTERESE, LEGALESE, and BUREAUCRATESE, and he more or less calls all of them jargon.
I spoke enough computerese to know that "reinitialize" was a bad word, at least when applied to a hard disk that contained three years of files.
The key word here is "interoperability." In engineering computerese, it means the ability for CAD, computer-aided manufacturing, and computer-aided engineering information to be read universally across programs.
"Computerese" has evolved a long way in the hospitality industry, since point-of-sale cash registers (probably the first computer) were introduced.
Eighty-one percent consider it important that a computer have skill levels that change and increase as their computer skills improve, while 89 percent of those surveyed say that a computer should come with instructions in "plain English" not "computerese."
The first chapter is a short introduction to the book, promising that there will be no "computerese" and it also gives an overview of the chapters.
Microscopists, however, need to be knowledgeable in their core discipline as well as fluent in microscopy, sample preparation, and at least comfortable in computerese and electronics.
In conversation with the novel's chief mortal protagonist, the anthropologist Helena Sage, the linguist David Nettler reveals how he managed to "crack" the main everyday discourse of Oi Tar (a computerese):

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