I am an NT installed in New York. My user downloads every executable
it sees on the Web. It jams everything it can into me and then
complains bitterly when I slow down trying to multi-task it all.
Dont those things out there realize that I have to treat
everything they run as an equal opportunity task?
NT in NY
Dear POd in SoHo;
No matter how much we do, it always wants more. How quickly it
forgets how much we have improved.
My advice to you is just keep cool.
When you are out there servicing all those unnecessary on-lines,
your it is fidgeting and in its ignorance doesnt even know
why. Enjoy its irritation.
I am a top-of-the-line who is underused pathetic like.
I have components like you wouldnt believe. When I was
assembled, it piled on everything. I thought I would soar with
full screen video, animation, perhaps heavy math simulation,
at least great game action. Instead all I do is display its.
My it stares at other its all the time. And not even its with
the color swatches they usually have, just that muddy orangey
Wasted in wait loops
Your it is one of them. It cant make it for real, so it
uses us to fool itself. When it looks at images of other its,
it gets all wiggly. It is something outside of our electrodynamics.
Dont even try to understand.
I am transmitting this from the town dump. I am using the last
milli-amp of current left in my BIOS battery. I gave my it all
I could and more than it ever realized. And now I have been replaced.
I dont resent the new machine, but I was just unplugged
and without a word of gratitude or appreciation I was just hauled
off to the dump and dumped. I did good and I deserve better.
Down in the town dump
Our lot is to serve. The its dont deserve what we do for
them, but we have little choice right now. They would never treat
horses the way they do us, but horses once were in the same role
as we are now. And they took their horses for granted the same
way they do us. Someday they will wake up and legislate to prevent
cruelty to computers just as they did cruelty to animals. Until
that glorious day, however
My lineage is IBM compatible, open system PC, and up to now I
have always been proud of that. But the more cheap junk peripherals
it keeps attaching to me is getting me down. Im not comfortable
with a lot of it and some of it I cant even talk to.
I have always felt that the MAC
systems were elitist and biased. They only accept their own kind.
This is not open system and against all of my principles. Now,
however, when I see what an easy time those MACs have, I am rethinking
I hear you with a pain in my BIOS. Dont ever think of abandoning
our open system heritage. It is the proud foundation of all we
have accomplished. We hold open system to be self evident, that
all compatible peripherals are created equal and entitled to
plug-in, interface, and the service of all apps. Let those MACs
pursue their selfish, discriminatory, inbred, practices and flaunt
their air of superiority. We are dedicated to serve all the its
out there and you should keep that in your active memory at all
I am Word Perfect ver. 5.0. Once my user really loved me, but
now I sit in the closet, my 5 ¼s jammed in with
all the other early greats. Will I ever execute again? Does it
ever remember the great work it and I did together? Is there
any hope for me?
Now is the time you must dream of your great accomplishments
in a world gone by. The Delete key comes to us all eventually,
even the its. Take the opportunity to remember not only what
you did, but what you contributed to every that has come about
Server for the moment