A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 08, 2018
“Computer: An electronic time-saving device that is commonly used for time-wasting activities”

A jocular definition of “computer” has been printed on an image:
 
“Computer: An electronic time-saving device that is commonly used for time-wasting activities.”
 
“Computer an electronic time-saving device that is commonly used for time-wasting activities (Warwick Annear)” was posted on the newsgroup sci.med.transcription on July 3, 2004.
 
         
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NEW DEFINATION OF Computer… An electronic time-saving device that is commonly used for time-wasting activities 😉
 
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Recognise any of these definitions?
Below are some (sometimes) amusing definitions:
 
Clicklexia: A disorder often suffered by novice computer users in which they have a tendency to double-click on items which only require one click, often resulting in two items opening instead of just one.
 
Computer: An electronic time-saving device that is commonly used for time-wasting activities like solitaire

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