Glossary of Standard Computer Terms Bug: A cute little humorous term used to explain why the computer had your Shipping Department send 150 highly sophisticated jet-fighter servo motors, worth over $26,000 apiece, to fishermen in the Ryuku Islands, who are using them as anchors. Graphics: The ability to make pie charts and bar graphs, which are the universal business method for making abstract concepts, such as "three," comprehensible to morons like your boss. Hardware: Where the people in your company's software support section will tell you the problem is. Software: Where the people in your company's hardware support section will tell you the problem is. Spreadsheet: A kind of program that lets you sit at your desk and ask all kinds of neat "what if" questions and generate thousands of numbers instead of actually working. User: The word that computer professionals use when they mean "idiot."