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I learned a new acronym a little while ago. But I keep mixing up the letters, so I thought I'd better record it here. The acronym is:

PEBKAC

Problem Exists Between the Keyboard and the Chair.

Nice, isn't it?
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From: stilldocked Date: August 31st, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is one of my favorites. It's up there with this is a Chair Keyboard Interface problem
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: August 31st, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got the following May 6, 1998 User Friendly still pinned to my wall, from the days when I was doing technical support. If not the invention of the acronym, it was probably a big populiser of it.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 31st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah.... THAT'S why it sounds so familiar! Cool, I've printed it out now too.
fls From: fls Date: August 31st, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always liked the ID-10-T error code.
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: August 31st, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I use that one all the time. Which is both funny in one sense, and sad in another...
atdt1991 From: atdt1991 Date: August 31st, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always hear it as PEBCAK
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 31st, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that's equally valid.
From: nicegeek Date: August 31st, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've often heard it as PICNIC:

Problem
In
Chair
Not
In
Computer
polaron From: polaron Date: September 1st, 2005 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
In what situation did you learn about the acronym ? After just having dealt with a user ? ;)

Today I learned that I work with "assets". I thought that that was some good knowledge to've acquired :))
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2005 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, in conversations about users. Yep, you know how it is! (:
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