A human, usually from a third-world country, paid to do a computer's job for a fraction of what it would cost to develop the equivalent software. A practical application of Searle's chinese room thought experiment, in which a person in a room with a book listing responses to a non-understood language is used in place of an actual sentient being.
1. I spent hours making a CAPTCHA more advanced than any computer recognition software known to man, so the spammer hired some indroids from Pakistan to spam my site instead.
2. I called Linksystech support to ask where my router was originally purchased, but the indroid on the other end only recognized "buy router" and told me to buy one from Best Buy.
I got a BSOD because I was using a Mitsui CHD93 CD-RW drive on a VIA Kelut mobo with 64 megs of RosewillRAM I got from my neighbor in Windows ME. Time to party like it's 1979 with LINUX (that will solve my problems)