Tag: Computers

Is Computer Male or Female?

A language instructor was explaining to her class that French nouns, unlike their English counterparts, are grammatically designated as masculine or feminine. Things like “chalk” or “pencil,” she described, would have a gender association although in English these words were neutral. Puzzled, one student raised his hand and asked, What gender is a computer?” The teacher wasn’t certain which it… Read more →

Before Computers…

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, And a floppy disk was something  terribly wrong in your back. Compress was something you did to garbage, not something you did to a file. And… Read more →

Computers vs Cars

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives read on. Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated “if GM had kept up with the technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to… Read more →