Short for 'electronic mail,' a form of Internet communication that provides computer users with a convenient and highly efficient method of wasting the hundreds of working hours saved annually by the introduction of data-processing systems.

  The tendency of everything in the universe to end up being owned by Bill Gates.

  Tendency   for      parts   of     the same  file to     be scattered over    non continuous sectors of a disk, which can cause long waits for files to be read.

  An acronym, rhyme, or other memory aid,. Ironically, there is no known recollection-enhancing device that has helped anyone remember how to spell 'mnemonic.'