Seamless integration

Frequently I have seen people use the phrase seamless integration when discussing computers, and I’ve wondered what it meant. That they occasionally spelled it seemless integration didn’t make me confident that it meant anything at all.

Today, however, I saw an example of such integration. At the University of Otago’s Central Library, all the student computers were turned off; a sign apologized for the inconvenience, but gave no explanation. On the second floor of the Science Library, however, a much smaller sign next to the photocopiers said this:

Due to the virus on the computer system, the photocopiers and printers will be offline between 4.30pm–5.30pm today. Sorry.

Now I understand. Seamless integration is when a computer virus affects even photocopiers.

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