Remember when….

Remember when…?

A computer was something on TV from a science fiction show.

A window was something you hated to clean

and RAM was the cousin of a goat…

Meg was the name of a girlfriend

and gig was your middle finger upright.

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.

And if you had a 3 1/2″ floppy you hoped that nobody found out.

Compress 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 awhile.

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 a 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 !”

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8 responses to “Remember when….

  1. What a wonderful list. I remember when I used to watch ‘The Jetsons’ and think in 2000 we were going to be flying around to get to the mall lol. A child’s imagination is always wonderful

    • It just shows how far we have come.. i just cant help wondering how much more there is out there that we have yet to see and learn.. new technology…
      one of my aunts was just saying the other day that when computers first came out they were like the size of massive rooms and their ability was nothing like what it is today.
      poor woman wishes that they had webcams back in those days, it would have made it much easier for her to keep in touch with family back home..

  2. Excellent post!

    It really is something to ponder upon. Meanings of wordsdid change a lot. I wonder if download had a different meaning before the advent of computers.

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