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Irgendeiner

Header?

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I know that I must grow out of my MS-DOS past and call "directories" "folders", which doubtless makes them feel much happier - I'm not too clear about "libraries", but doubtless I'll get used to them, but the one that puzzles me is the "header" which doesn't go with footer, but is each specific grouping of male pins on a motherboard onto which I need to push one of a web of different cables. I can't remember what I used to call them, my old motherboard having served me loyally for some six or seven years, but I'm sure that "header" is new-speak, just as a CD/DVD drive is now to be known as an "optical drive"!

 

 

Reference point, bushy topped tree, to be known as TREE!

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A 1994 manual for a 486 mainboard (not called a motherboard) calls a connector block a  - wait for it, drum roll to build up the excitement - connector.  Did you enjoy the anticipation?  Remind you of anything?

 

Seems reasonable, doesn't it.

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For some reason, "Root Directory" always stics in my mind, not that it has ever grown.

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