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Re: How is typical home computer used today?

On 12/10/2014 11:22 PM, Bret Busby wrote:
I make the point that the term is a malapropism. Not that it is
invalid. A car central computer, which performs functions like heating
the seats, and, determining which seats are occupied, to illuminate
"seatbelt not fastened on seat <position indicator>", are "multi-seat
computers" ; computers that do not include, provide, or, service,
seating, or, otherwise, interface directly, with the things upon which
people sit, are, surely not correctly to be named, "multi-seat
computers", are they?

Hence, is the term, in the context that it has been otherwise used in
this thread, to refer instead, to multi-user computers, not a

Was the term misused earlier in the thread?

Multiseat computer refers to a specific type of set up....


In the same way that all cars are automobiles, but not all automobiles are cars. All multiseat computers are multiuser, but not all multiuser computers are multiseat.

Later, Seeker

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