Remember when …
A computer was something on TV
From a science fiction show,
A window was something you had to clean
And a ram was a cousin of a goat.
Meg was the name of a girlfriend
And gig was your middle finger upright,
Now they mean all different things
And that really megabytes.
An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity
A keyboard was a piano.
Memory was something you lost with age
A CD was a bank account
And if you had a 31Ž2 inch floppy
You hoped nobody found out.
Compress was something you did with 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 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. [End Page 299]
I guess I will 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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