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software
as in:  computer software


We spend more on software than hardware.
  written programs stored in computer hardware (physical components of a computer) which instruct the hardware on what tasks to perform
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  • We spend more on software than hardware.
  • There, he buried himself even deeper in the world of computer software.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He taught her how to tell time and direction from the stars, and she showed him how to open the expert software in the boards to optimize them for night travel.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Everyone in CE has to be on the same version of any given software, as you can imagine.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Whether it’s a sweater or software, it takes some time for me to know if I want to keep something, one reason I always save receipts.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It has to be a software issue.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • He had begun using the computer more since we got the new software, and he had worked out how to move a mouse by dragging his thumb across a track pad.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • At one point he joined forces with someone who had invented a promising software product, but that didn’t last very long.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • He composed at night using ACIDPlanet audio software and played his tracks on an endless loop during the day for his captive audience.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The summer after his freshman year of college, Chris returned to Annandale and worked for his parents’ company, developing computer software.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • "Well, Lieutenant," the agent said, walking to the computer and launching a piece of software.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • At one point during the day, Jai sat down with me to ask questions about bringing software projects to UNC.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • You mean like software?
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Jay said there’s a problem with the computer or the software— everything keeps double printing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • So far, Diana had used one of hers against a short, bald, quiet software developer.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • During the restart a whole new software programme is installed.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • JFCOM brought together hundreds of military analysts and specialists and software experts.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Why bother remembering how to install software if your son, close at hand, can do it for you?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • After, of course, I become a software designer and make my fortune.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • So I wrote a piece of software that let them process their data field in a second way ů. pulling from it an additional intelligence product.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • As important as the computer was its programming software.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Especially computer-software guys.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • All around our house were little piles of things that had once held her attention: aromatherapy kits, family tree software, stacks of Japanese cookbooks, an aquarium with four sides covered in algae and one sole survivor, a fat white fish who had eaten all the others.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Only my medscanner and a few packets of anthropological software made useless by the destruction of my other equipment remained.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She downloaded the software in two locations, as an active, integrated part of Microsoft Internet Explorer and as backup in Ottosson’s address book.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Tables of contents of reference material are so structured, mechanical assemblies, computer software, all scientific and technical knowledge is so structuredůso much so that in some fields such as biology, the hierarchy of kingdom phylum-class-order-family-genus-species is almost an icon.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Why did SMP go to the trouble of developing its own software?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • I work in software engineering.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The shirt was emblazoned with the logo of some software company he used to work for, the once bright colors faded.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • The passing game looked like a booming software company: the more quarterbacks produced, the bigger their profit margins.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Its computer-related holdings were all companies developing products, mostly software, for the medical and medical-research communities.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The capsule contains one or more strands of DNA or RNA, which are long molecules that contain the software program for making a copy of the virus.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • There was software that listened for key words; if enough came up, they’d pull the conversation, and you could very well get in trouble.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • There’s only four things we do better than anyone else music movies microcode (software) high-speed pizza delivery The Deiverator used to make software.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Vicky’s marrying some computer software programmer whose family all comes from Minnesota or something, instead of the rich Texas oil baron her mom had all picked out for her.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • This had less to do with the super advanced chips they traded for enormous amounts of heavy metals or anything else that seemed of some worth than their software systems and implant technology.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A consortium of publishers, software companies, and academics, including Pearson, Microsoft, Sony, and the Universities of California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, among many others, is now creating the American National Corpus.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • I went along on one such trip with a chairman named McHenry, a sweet and decent man in fact who owned a number of software companies that had contracts with the government, And his grandsons were at the lake, a pair of white-browed boys in down vests, primed for blood sport.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Richard Fowler was faithful and meticulous with the ledgers of the church and BTEA, and even when the rest of the world started migrating to computers and accounting software methods in the 1980s, Uncle Dick continued to keep the books by hand—the long way—and my parents found it incredible that he never made a single mistake.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • What software does she use?
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Software developer ANDY BLOWERS is studying for a graduate degree in technical management at George Mason University.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • She doubted a doctor would give this morpho a second glance, but it was fun to push the software to its limits.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Maybe Susan had been just another passing fancy, she said, like that half-baked software project of his.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • It is like software, in a way.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • There’s only four things we do better than anyone else music movies microcode (software) high-speed pizza delivery The Deiverator used to make software.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • On ACIDPlanet.com—a forum for users of the music software—Fredi laid out his aim: "I hope people play my music when they need to be energized and get going!"
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Now, to test this software, I think we require an actual person who wants to find out more about an actual potential romantic interest.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The idea of living creatures being numbered like software, being subject to updates and revisions, troubled Grant.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • "Essentially, my software let them take America’s temperature."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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