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Monday, June 27, 2011

Senior Computer Terms

The following information was complied by Susan Capps in a Senior Citizen paper. I am one of the seniors and understand completely what she is saying.

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 mega bytes.

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.

Compressor was something you did to the garbage, not something you did to a file. And, if you unzipped anything in public, you'd be in jail for a while.

Log on was adding wood to the 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 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.

30 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

cute post!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Oh LV, I'm having a good old belly laugh, that is too funny and I relate to all of it as I'm not far behind you, (70) next year. and that is hilarious! Hugs Marilou

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh how words and their meaning can change.I like this list.

Ginny said...

Thanks for the laughs!!!

Lee said...

These make me feel old...lol.
Thanks for the chuckles!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

this just made me laugh out loud! Thanks!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

This is so funny! Makes me wonder what the language will be when my grandchildren are adults.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Cute post! Yes life is changing. LG Tina :)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hahaha! That's great - I SO relate to that!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

LOL!!! I was laughing like anything... :-) Thanks LV...

Zondra Art said...

Great post, I lake it!
Have a nice day:)

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Liz said...

Great - made me laugh! How things change!
Liz

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That was a good chuckle LV-thanks:@)

Under Her Wings said...

I love it, LV. I'm from that era, too, but I have ventured out. The computer still boggles my mind at times, but it's a necessary evil these days, and I have to say, much easier than the old typewriter! Have a great day!

Crystal said...

That is so funny because it's true!!! Every last word is true!! Thanks so much for posting this.....it's great!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

excellent!

cute and true too!

:-)

~♥~

Oklahoma Granny said...

Technology seems to be coming faster and faster these days. Sometimes I wish it could just slow down a bit. But I don't know what I'd do without my computer and all my blogger friends.

DoanLegacy said...

Haha..love this post, and they all exactly what they should be..

Dorothy said...

Cute! I can identify with this!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

This was very cute! thanks for sharing it with us!

Joy Graham said...

You cracked me up today!!!Thank you, I needed a goog laugh! You are invited to a tea party at my blog site, Thursday, June 30th. Please wear a hat, as it will be a garden tea. Blessings-Joy

GWENNY said...

I can relate to all this! Very fun. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings & Bliss~
Gwenny

Marydon said...

This is a real chuckle but true, LV.

Have a great holiday weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Brings back memories LV -- but you of all seniors know exactly what the new meanings of those terms are! I know quite a few much younger people who wouldn't even have any idea! You are staying young.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Brings back memories LV -- but you of all seniors know exactly what the new meanings of those terms are! I know quite a few much younger people who wouldn't even have any idea! You are staying young.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Brings back memories LV -- but you of all seniors know exactly what the new meanings of those terms are! I know quite a few much younger people who wouldn't even have any idea! You are staying young.

Sunny said...

Love your post! Very cute.I like the cowboy sillouettes. Have a great week.

Ninny said...

Oh so true, and very funny!

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