Words: joott, n.

Click to follow
The Independent Online
EVERYBODY DELIGHTS in the way that Bryan Ferry's new disc As Time Goes By has made something sympathetically idiosyncratic from standards - he even turns "I'm in the Mood For Love" into a late-Roxy mood piece.

His version of Porter's "Just One of Those Things" is more sombre than, say, Bobby Short's classic, and reminds us that computer buffs are not simply binary-minded mainstays of the pizza-delivery industry but can coin witty language. Joott (pronounced as in rope) means one of those peculiar problems that disappears after a rebooting - it was "just one of those things". Meanwhile, Wired magazine offers a test of salesmen's mettle. Ask if a computer has "LRF support" - and, when told yes, do not reveal that this means little rubber feet.