Are you Terrified of your Computer?
Are you terrified of your computer? Do you feel out of place and overwhelmed
when your friends or co-workders start spouting reams and reams of technical
jargon that you will never understand? Then this article is for you! We'll help
you get over your fear of technical terminology by tickling your funny bone.
We'll start with some definitions that should be true, and we hope are
486 - The average IQ needed to understand a P.C.
State - of - the - art - Any computer you can't afford.
Obsolete - Any computer you own.
Microsecond - The time it takes for your State - of - the - art computer to
Syntax Error - 'Hello, I want to buy a computer and money is no object.'
GUI (pronounced 'gooey') - What your computer becomes after spilling your
coffee on it.
Computer Chip - Any starchy food stuff consumed in mass quantities while
Keyboard - The standard way to generate computer errors.
Mouse - An advanced input device to make computer errors easier to generate.
Floppy - The state of your wallet after purchasing a computer.
Hard Drive - The sales technique employed by most computer salesmen.
Portable Computer - A device invented to force business men to work at home, on
vacation and on business trips.
Disk Crash - A typical computer response to any critical deadline.
Power User - Anyone who can format a disk from DOS.
System Update - A quick method of trashing ALL of your current software.