Life Before the Computer

I just received a little something from [GaS] reader Richard P. that’s just perfect for a Monday morning, so I thought I’d share it with you guys as well. Thanks Richard!

An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor 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 1/2 inch floppy
You hoped nobody found out!

Compress was something you did to 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 a fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a backup 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 wish they were dead!

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12 Responses to Life Before the Computer

  1. Omg this is awesome :) may I use this in my personal blog? And who shall I give the credit to?

  2. Seriously? This is the kind of shit my Grandmother chain-mails to everyone she knows. Sure- it's "geek related" but come on- it is really sad that something geeky has become exactly that which we abhor.