PICNIC

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

PICNIC (plural PICNICs)

  1. (humorous) Acronym of problem in chair, not in computer (or person in chair, not in computer); states that the problem was not in the computer but was instead caused by the user operating it.
    • Claire Heald, Let's help to herd the dinosaurs [1], version of 7 November 2006
    • Inspiration also comes from the workers who take care of the workers. Ever reported a picnic error to the IT helpdesk? No? Well they're logging them. It stands for a problem in chair, not in computer error among hapless colleagues.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Most commonly used among experts diagnosing a problem.

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