Monday, April 07, 2008

The First Computer

I know most of you have seen this before, but I though you needed to see it again. Those of you who haven't seen it before, enjoy or ignore, depending on your mood.
 

Memory was something you lost with age.
An application was for employment.
A program was a TV show.
A cursor used profanity.
A keyboard was a piano.
A web was a spider's home.
A virus was the flu.
A CD was a bank account.
A hard drive was a long trip on the road.
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived.
And if you had a 3 inch floppy. . . You just hoped nobody ever found out!

Remeber those simple days? The times, they are a changing.
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17 comments:

e.Craig Crawford said...

Not to put a damper on the good humor .. but that was a 3.5" floppy. Of course, yours may be only 3.

Christine said...

At this point, it has been so long that even a 3 inch floppy would work for me.

(oh and I hate you for having me type those letters in that little box. This is try number three...it hardly seems worth it for a bad joke) :-(

Olly said...

I think I'll go back to the good 'ol days of the pencil. Not quite so frustrating!

gawilli said...

My first job was in a real estate office where it was my responsibility to type the contracts - several legal size forms with a carbon paper between each one. One typo and all was dashed. I don't want to go back to those days!

RWA said...

Wow. I remember all of that.

coffeypot said...

e.craig, three inches of floppy grows into three and a half inches hard drive.

Christine, I hate the letter verification, too, but I hate the spam more. You reminded me of my honeymoon. Sweet Tea kept saying, “Give me 12 inches and make it hurt.” So I screwed her twice and hit her in the head with a shoe.

Olly, it was a simpler time – unless you had to type a term-paper or thesis.

Gawilli, I know. I had to type an ops manual onto carbon paper when I was in the Navy. Going back and trying to realign a sentence when a mistake was found was the epitome of frustration.

RWA, we are all aging and the things we remember like it was yesterday are being taught in history class in school.

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

I like the big, fat, Kindergarten-sized 1st generation of computers, meself.

Pamela said...

I always run out of erasure before lead.

I prefer backspace. I'm a modern woman. snort.

Burfica said...

I still write and mail letters and cards. I think it's a dying art, and everyone loves something other than bills in the mail.

Old Lady said...

Interface was a fabric stiffener

katy said...

but would we have it all back? oh no not me, hate those 3 inch floopy's!!!!!!!!!

Brother Dave said...

Kids today who turn in school papers have no clue as to what it took to create a perfect paper with a mechanical typewriter.

I did that before there was white correction fluid.

Arrghhh!

GrizzBabe said...

I take my floppies however I get 'em!

Biddie said...

LOL at e.craig and grizzbabe!

ccw said...

Sometimes I miss my simple life of only owning a chair, a mattress, and an end table.

Of course, we still had two computers. :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

LMAOL...great one!

Olly said...

Coffeypot? You OK? Not like you to be gone so long...