A Computer Poem for People Over 40

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 my girlfriend, And gig was a job for the nights, Now they all mean different things, And that really...

Inviting the Television In

“If you came and you found a strange man teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you’d kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don’t think twice about...

The Computer Alternative – The Etch-A-Sketch

Since our Information Technology expenditures have risen dramatically, the corporate office has defined a low-cost alternative to computers. The goal is to remove all computers by next year. Instead everyone will be provided with an Etch-A-Sketch. There are many sound...

A Great Writer

There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire become a great writer. When asked to define “great,” he said, “I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff...

Bytes of Wisdom

Lessons learned during the Computer Age: Everyone works better with a clear memory. Always have a backup. Everyone needs to hit escape once in a while. When the world looks blurry, adjust your monitor. If you’re feeling lost, head for home. When everything...

Tech Support – The Good Ole Days

True tech support stories from the past, as told by the people who worked them: A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was “running it under Windows.” The woman then responded, “No, my desk is...