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The Age Before The Computer (Really Funny)

Rating: 4.0

A server was a man with drinks
A Notebook was where you write
A click was done with fingers
And a reboot means you had a fight

Cyberspace was where the spaceships went
A screen saver was a cinema's bodyguard
Traffic only happened in cars
And Spam always had a lot of lard

Java was a type of bean
Hacking was what an axe-man's job,
A platform was where you sang
And a volley was a type of lob

Scan was to read really fast
A Moniter was a teacher
A shortcut was a dangerous way
And Shout-Outs done by preachers

Meg was the name of my girlfriend,
And gig was a job for the nights.
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 inch floppy,
You hoped nobody would ever find 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 a while.

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 pen 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!

Gina Onyemaechi 12 February 2006

Yes, Devang, this IS really funny! ! ! And hey, it's highly clever and perceptive as well. Rock on you, Devang, rock on you! Gina.

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Moya Levy 12 February 2006

This is genius! And you were so right - very funny! ! Moyaxx

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Ernestine Northover 12 February 2006

This is so humourous, Devang, a wonderful explanation of how our languages are all going haywire. Oh the memories! ! ! ! ! Loved it. Love Ernestine XXX

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Duncan Wyllie 12 February 2006

This is a light hearted view and comparison of how things have changed in many ways. My favorite line: Now they all mean different things, and that really mega bytes. This is great fun! Thankyou Devang.Love Duncan

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niger 26 January 2021

very nice poem

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Bri Edwards 13 February 2019

yes, i plan to put this into my (usually monthly) Showcase of PH poems. it will have title March 2019....etc. in my list of PH poems. thanks ;) bri

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Bri Edwards 10 February 2019

all in all, i found this to be quite clever and, yes, funny. to MyPoemList and perhaps into a future Showcase of PH poems, usually to be found each month in my list of PH poems. moniter = monitor A monitor is a device or a person who watches or checks to see that all is going well. i'm not sure about the last line. still on PH? bri (:

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Gurleen Kaur Narang 07 July 2017

Really appreciate your art to write such a wonderful poem.I am speechless and am wondering how you managed to put such a vast subject of computers and most things related to them in just a single poem! Nice job!

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Preeti - is here! 05 September 2006

You've got the nack to tickle our funny bone...great poem Devang! Preets

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