Computer Not Working?
Normal people believe that if it isn't broke, then don't fix it. Programmers believe that if it isn't broke, then it doesn't have enough
Computing - A Different Language
George landed his first computer programming position and he was thrilled. His father, Colin, although a stranger to
the field, shared George's
enthusiasm and welcomed him at the door when he arrived home after his first day, inquiring, 'What did you do at work today?'
He listened intently while George explained in great
detail his eight hours of COBOL, binary code and JCL errors. When George arrived home the following night, once again his father, Colin, was waiting at the front door.'
So, 'he greeted George, 'what did you
have for lunch today?'
A Modern Computer Family
Signs You've had TOO MUCH Computing
You try to enter your password on the microwave. Old programmers never die. They just terminate and stay resident.
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Computer Tech Support Calls
1) Tech support: Are you sure you used the right password?
Customer: Yes, I'm sure. I saw my colleague do it. Tech support: Can you tell me what the password was?
Customer: Five stars. Customer: I have
a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears. 2) Tech Support: 'Ok, in the bottom left of the screen, can you see the '
Customer: 'Wow. How can you see my screen from there?' 3) Advisor: You have Spyware on your machine which is causing the problem.
Customer: Spyware? Can they see me getting dressed through the monitor?
Birth of the Internet
Will and Guy have been sent this short story by a reader of the site and
we would like to share it with you. A Funny Story of How the Internet Began In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham
Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a
comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often
called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from
town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy
tent?" And Abraham did look at her - as though she were several saddle bags
short of a camel load - but simply said, "How, dear?" And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in
between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply
telling you who hath the best price. The sale can be made on the drums and
delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)." Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the
drums. The drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all
the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his
tent. To prevent neighbouring countries from overhearing what the drums were
saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was
called Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language
to transmit ideas and pictures: Hebrew To The People (HTTP). But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete
himself inside Abraham's drum and began to siphon off some of Abraham's
business. But he was soon discovered, arrested and prosecuted for insider
trading. And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy
horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich
Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS. And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the
deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going
to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off
every drum maker in the land. And he did insist on drums to be made that
would work only with Brother Gates' drum heads and drumsticks. Lo, Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over
by others!" And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it
came to be known, he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are." And
Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO," said
Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com. Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated
Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things
around the countryside. It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to
Locating Everything (GOOGLE). And that is how it all began. Acknowledgement: Thanks to David Foley for sending us
this computer story.
What is the difference between a large pizza and a professional
online poker player? The large pizza can feed a family of four
Another Bad Day at the Office
'There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home.'
Ken Olsen. Head of the Digital Equipment Company now part of Compaq in 1977. (The above is
often erroneously attributed to Bill Gates; whereas no one can believe that the quote below would be said by Bill Gates.) 'Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.' Bill Gates
One More Computer Joke
What do you get when you cross a computer with an elephant? A 1000 lb
know-it-all. Footnote: Please send us your short Computer Jokes