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Unlikely IT Predictions for 2004; Seven Little Words; Hot and Not in '04

Seven Little Words for 2004 (or, How to Survive the PC* Revolution) *as in politically correct

Los Angeles County has requested that computer vendors avoid using the blatantly pejorative terms master and slave. As an homage to George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," we bring you our "Seven Tech Terms You Can Never Say or Type," along with their politically correct replacements.

#7: Joystick-- Tactile input device

#6: Daemon-- Spiritual liaison

#5: Orphan file-- Parentally underrepresented file

#4: Fat electrons-- Horizontally challenged electrons

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