Deano’s answer to: “What slang terms do different industries call their customers?”

Just a few tech support terms for the end user:

  • luser – local user (or portmanteau of loser and user)
  • PEBKAC – Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
  • Layer 8 – OSI layers 1-7 describe network abstraction levels, 8 is the user
  • chainik – The Russian equivalent of "Dummies" in the X for Dummies series

What slang terms do different industries call their customers?

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