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Definition of IBM Error

IBM Error

  • Sands for "Idiot Behind Machine" error. Commonly used by help desk techs to convey a calming effect on a caller, while poking fun at them at the same time.
    It's OK ma'am, it must have been an IBM error.

    Last edited on Apr 07 2013. Submitted by Pazuzu from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Nov 06 2009.

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