|#2451||Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers|
something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.
|#2452||Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and|
weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes
and perhaps weigh 1 1/2 tons.
-- Popular Mechanics, March 1949
|#2453||"Who cares if it doesn't do anything? It was made with our new|
Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process ..."
|#2454||Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.|
|#2455||Why are programmers non-productive?|
Because their time is wasted in meetings.
Why are programmers rebellious?
Because the management interferes too much.
Why are the programmers resigning one by one?
Because they are burnt out.
Having worked for poor management, they no longer value their jobs.
-- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"
|#2456||Why did the Roman Empire collapse? What is the Latin for office automation?|
|#2457||Why do we want intelligent terminals when there are so many stupid users?|
|#2458||Windows 3.1 Beer: The world's most popular. Comes in a 16-oz. can that |
looks a lot like Mac Beer's. Requires that you already own a DOS Beer.
Claims that it allows you to drink several DOS Beers simultaneously, but
in reality you can only drink a few of them, very slowly, especially
slowly if you are drinking the Windows Beer at the same time. Sometimes,
for apparently no reason, a can of Windows Beer will explode when you
|#2459||Windows 95 Beer: A lot of people have taste-tested it and claim it's |
wonderful. The can looks a lot like Mac Beer's can, but tastes more like
Windows 3.1 Beer. It comes in 32-oz. cans, but when you look inside, the
cans only have 16 oz. of beer in them. Most people will probably keep
drinking Windows 3.1 Beer until their friends try Windows 95 Beer and say
they like it. The ingredients list, when you look at the small print, has
some of the same ingredients that come in DOS beer, even though the
manufacturer claims that this is an entirely new brew.
The terminal is very neat and clean, the attendants all very attractive, the
pilots very capable. The fleet of Learjets the carrier operates is immense.
Your jet takes off without a hitch, pushing above the clouds, and at 20,000
feet it explodes without warning.
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