I was going through my closets this weekend doing some spring cleaning when I came across a piece of paper containing some folksy, whimsical definitions of I/T terms. I don’t remember where I got it or who thought these up but, having grown up on a farm and then working as a computer programmer for 30+ years, it stands to reason someone thought I would enjoy them. I got a chuckle out of them then, and again today as I glanced back over the list, so thought I would share:
MODEM: What you did to the hay fields.
FLOPPY DISKS: An indication your machinery needs repair. (It could also be taken that a visit to the chiropractor or spine doctor is in order.)
HARD DRIVE: Traveling to town during a blizzard.
DOWNLOAD: Getting firewood off the pickup.
MEGAHERTZ: What you end up with if you’re not careful downloading (can contribute to floppy disks).
LOG ON: What you do to the stove after you download the wood.
KEYBOARD: Where you hang the keys when you finish work.
COMPUTER: What you say when you call your dog.
BYTE: What “Puter” does if you step on his tail.
I could add other, more irreverent descriptions, but it’s Sunday and this is a family site.
Have a great week! 🙂