Term used to encompass the portion of any computer system that facilitates human interaction. Types of user interface include consoles (aka CLI's), and GUI's. Physical portions of user interfaces include mice, keyboards, punched card readers and tablets.

The method that is employed in attaining user input in the form of analog signals and in some way converting these signals into a digital format consistent with what the processor expects. User interfaces in such areas as software engineering are a hot topic and are one of the many reasons that Windows 95 was able to be success with all of the people. Since such devices adapt to the user base over time attempts have been made to decrease the incidence of RSI and other related maladies th

On non-Windows systems, the interface is the first line of defence against the persistent, ingenious dumbass attacks that the ordinary luser employs to destroy the stability of a computer. In a fascinating demonstration of natural selection, the smarter users who are not immediately scared off learn to use the beast to perform functions much more efficiently than their sheeplike brethren.

Windows systems, of course, attempt to deflect the luser's pokings while substituting the Microsoft programmers' incompetence.

Note: This writeup is only half serious.

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