Computer Terminology



 486 – The average IQ needed to understand a PC.

 State-of-the-art – Any computer you can’t afford.

 Obsolete – Any computer you own.

 Microsecond – The time it takes for your state-of-the-art computer to become obsolete.

 G3 – Apple’s new Macs that make you say "Gee, three times faster than the computer I bought for the same price a Microsecond ago."

Syntax Error – Walking into a computer store and saying, "Hi, I want to buy a computer and money is no object."

Hard Drive – The sales technique employed by computer salesmen, esp. after a Syntax Error.

GUI – What your computer becomes after spilling your coffee on it. (pronounced "gooey")

 Keyboard – The standard way to generate computer errors.

 Mouse – An advanced input device to make computer errors easier to generate.

 Floppy – The state of your wallet after purchasing a computer.

Portable Computer – A device invented to force businessmen to work at home, on vacation, and on business trips.

 Disk Crash – A typical computer response to any critical deadline.

 Power User – Anyone who can format a disk from DOS.

 System Update – A quick method of trashing ALL of your software.




1.If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving isn’t for you.
 2. A day without sunshine is like, night.
 3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
 4. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.
 5. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
 7. I feel like I’m diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
 8. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.
 9. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges
 10. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
11. Remember half the people you know are below average.
 12. Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?
13. Nothing is fool-proof to a talented fool.
14. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
15. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
 16. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
 17. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
18. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
19. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
 20. I intend to live forever – so far so good.
 21. Borrow money from a pessimist – they don’t expect it back.
 22. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
 23. My mind is like a steel trap – rusty and illegal in 37 states.
 24. Quantum mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of.
25. The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
26. Support bacteria – they’re the only culture some people have.
 27. When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane and going the wrong way.
28. If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
 29. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
30. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
 31. For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.
 32. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks
 33. Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.
 34. No one is listening until you make a mistake.
35. Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
 36. The colder the x-ray table the more of your body is required on it.
 37. The hardness of butter is directly proportional to the softness of the bread.
 38. The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the ability to reach it.
 39. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
40. To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
 41. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.
 42. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
 43. Two wrongs are only the beginning.
44. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
 45. The sooner you fall behind the more time you’ll have to catch up.
46. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
47. Change is inevitable except from vending machines.
48. Get a new car for your spouse – it’ll be a great trade!
49. Plan to be spontaneous – tomorrow.
50. Always try to be modest and be proud of it!
 51. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
 52. How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hand…
 53. Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye-opener.

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