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3:19 AM

Computers for the old -- a poem

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

[found on a forum. --Shadou]

A Poem For Those Over 30

A computer was something on TV
From a science fiction show of note
A window was something you hated to clean
And ram was the cousin of a goat.

Meg was the name of your girlfriend
And gig was a job for the nights
Now they all mean different things
And that really mega bites.

An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A curser used profanity
A keyboard was a piano.

Memory was something that you lost with age
A CD was a bank account
And if you had a 3 inch floppy
You hoped nobody found out.

Compress was something you did to the garbage
Not something you did to a file.
And if you unzipped anything in public
You'd be in jail for awhile.

Log on was adding wood to the fire
Hard drive a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a back up happened to your commode.

Cut you did with a pocket knife.
Paste you did with glue
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu.

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens, they'll wish they were dead.

2:13 AM

My Computer is 'She'

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

[found posted on a forum. --Shadou]

Five reasons computers must be female...

5.- No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

4.- Even your smallest mistakes are immediately committed to memory for future reference.

3.- The native language used to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

2.- The message, "Bad command or filename", is about as informative as "if you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you".

1.- As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

11:33 AM

ShadouTech created!

Posted by Lorgen Shadoufang

Technological and technical* stuff. See it here.

*By "technical", I mean scientific, computerific, experimentific... things. I'd probably also include art and literature there. I could have named this "ShadouSci", but "ShadouTech" for me just sounded better.
Besides, if I used "ShadouSci" and told you that it's about things of pure and applied science, someone would probably be offended :'p

Don't bother to object. Unless you want to make me smile ='D
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