= P =
[Abbrev., "Problem Exists Between
Keyboard And Chair"] Used by support people, particularly at call
centers and help desks. Not used with the public. Denotes pilot
error as the cause of the crash, especially stupid errors that even
a luser could figure out. Very derogatory. Usage: "Did you ever
figure out why that guy couldn't print?" "Yeah, he kept
cancelling the operation before it could finish. PEBKAC."
Compare pilot error, UBD.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.