Saturday, October 16, 2010

Will and Guy's Newsletter

Old Timer's Views on Computing

Memory was something you lost with age
An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity
A keyboard was a piano
A web was a spider's home
A virus was the flu
A hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived

The idea of this piece of fun is to match file extensions to job titles. For example: .tiff = Marriage counsellor

Here are others file extension that we have linked to occupations:

.api = Comedian
.asp = Snake-in-the-grass
.bin = Refuse collector
.doc = Fixer
.chk = Chess champion
.dic = Private eye
.exe = Hang man
.fav = Boot licker
.gem = Jeweller
.ico = Office pin-up
.inf = Filing Clerk
.ins = Insurance agent
.mad = Psychiatrist
.mam = Midwife
.mapi = Planning officer
.mov = Removal company
.mpg = Car salesman
.png = Table Tennis Champion
.ppt = Punch and Judy operator
.pub = Alcoholic
.qt = Strong silent type
.rat = Spy
.snd = Disk Jockey
.sys = Sister
.tiff = Marriage guidance counsellor
.wav = Cheerleader
.wiz = Magician
.wri = Secretary
.zap = Company hatchet man


Arkansas Patti said...

Funny how now days most words have duel meanings. One for the young and one for us. We however are the only group that knows both of them.

Wanda said...

Words that use to mean grass, gay, pot...etc....all have new meanings. Guess the Dictionary is forever changing.

Everyone knows a Mouse Pad, is where the mice live.... (((smile)))

BTW I'm enjoying my shawl that you made me at the footballs games. If it warm, I sit on it, if it gets cold, I wrap up in it!.....Thanks again, dear friend.

Love ya

mommanator said...

where do you get all these? you must spend hours on the computer!

KleinsteMotte said...

Language is as alive as the people using it. It evolves all the time. Can you read Chaucer in it's original form? I'm sure you already knew that because you wriet. I love the stuff you come up with. I smile most times. Thanks.

KleinsteMotte said...

And I need to go back to school to relearn my spelling. Sorry I goofed.

Margaret Cloud said...

I like the old timers views. It is hard to remember whenlife was easier.