Joke 841

12 Jul
The Ghost of Computing Past

The Ghost of Computing Past (Photo credit: AMagill)

1. If you have reached the point where you really understand your computer, it’s probably obsolete.

2. When you are computing, if someone is watching, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.

3. When the going gets tough, upgrade your computer.

4. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you’d least expect to find it.

5. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.

6. To err is human…to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, in fact it’s downright natural.

7. He who laughs last, probably has a back-up.

8. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions.

9. A complex system that doesn’t work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

10. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.


From Will & Guy.

10 Responses to “Joke 841”

  1. Naia July 12, 2013 at 04:07 #

    I find it especially humurous as I am a comp tech of many years. 😉


  2. July 12, 2013 at 07:00 #

    I felt the truth of these right where it hurts!


  3. Musings July 12, 2013 at 08:03 #

    Oh yes. I can relate to all of this.


  4. bevchen July 12, 2013 at 08:27 #

    Brilliant! I feel the need to send this to all my computer science friends 😀


  5. jatwood4 July 12, 2013 at 08:44 #

    My dadd will love this!


  6. Al July 12, 2013 at 13:18 #

    To me, a computer is the anti-dog, i.e. man’s worst friend.


  7. lanceleuven July 12, 2013 at 14:45 #

    “When you are computing, if someone is watching, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.”

    Oh, that’s so true. Many a time I’ve found myself attempting to explain away “No, no, I just wanted to make room on my hard drive. So I decided to delete that report I’ve just spent the last five hours writing even though it’s for a meeting that starts in ten mins” or “Nah, didn’t like that ‘Holiday of a Lifetime’ anyway, so I decided to delete every single fond memory I have of it”. It works like a charm every time, so long as you sound convincing enough.


  8. slpmartin July 15, 2013 at 05:11 #

    Oh…much of this is too true…especially the one about “obsolete”.


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