Workers baffled by computer jargon

Most office workers find computer jargon as difficult to understand as a foreign language, a survey has found.

Three quarters of workers waste more than an hour a week deciphering what a technical term means, the poll found.

Terms such as jpeg, javascript and cookies are among the problem words highlighted by IT recruitment firm Computer People.

The survey of 1,500 people revealed that younger workers were just as likely to make a mistake about computer language.

Just less than two thirds had sent e-mails with large attachments which had blocked clients’ systems. And a quarter of those surveyed had to ask for technical help to download information.

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