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Monday, September 10, 2007

Some GEICs still believe in using typewriters!

Desi's not like some GECIs who believe an Olivetti typewriter works better than the Personal Computer and they boast about it! I seem to be getting younger, and join the league of Y&A like johnleemk 18-going-on-17 in seeking knowledge abroad. If you can't join them terrestrially, join them mentally. Who would think YL Chong the journo not so longer ago was also putting in 6 A4 sheets into an Olivetti Leterra 32 (It has desiderata crafted on it -- wanna pay 20mil for IT?)and slipping five carbon papers in to pen a news story? Now we do it using a mouse -- luckily the cat is asleep with the doggie in the window! -- and a blardy screen that spoils my eyes, and the copies churned out by most junior reporters aren't any cleaner. Some copies I'd rather send them to the cleaners!

mGf primrose sent me a bloom recently; she "threw" it out of a silvery car onto my porch, and I was so nifty I caught it with my long hand outing the window! Surprisingly even for a fortnight of non-watering, Desi still finds the flower s-MILE-ling at Desi; so hear I share with thee!

> Life Before Computers

An application was for employment
A program was a TV show
A cursor used profanity
And a keyboard was on a piano!

Memory was something that you lost with age
And a CD was a bank account
And if you had a corrupted disk
It would hurt when you found out!

Compress was what you did to 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 a fire
A hard drive was a trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a backup happened to the commode!

Cutting, you did with a pocket knife,
Pasting, you did with glue.
The Web was where a spider lived
And a virus was the flu!

DESI: Visit the garden and see if the friendly hostess offers thee
a ride in her vanishing red car -- I know she always offers banana cakes if you brought A-long tehtarik!:)

Chow, which means Come eat! amore than Seeya!:):)


Primrose said...

Hi Desi, I offer banana muffins or butter cakes. :) And I don't mean on screensavers only. Heh, heh!

Primrose said...

I've written a reply to your poetry. :) Thank god my brain still functioning.

desiderata said...

primrose, twice o'er:

Thank you that you took the time
responding via a duet of Song of September
It's goode we do remember
friendship is gorunded on banana cakes
or peanut butter
Thou art surely a visitor of a lifetime:)

Jest so other ER are curio cats about our duet, so I stole from
"Bloom, flower, bloom..."

Desi's vain attempt at poesy:(

"Some poetry for PRose:

When the virus cometh
Call the PC techie: Fix It!
When you are stressed at work
Switch off the PC jest play the mousey
When you cough so loud and high
Your boss will ask: Dear, Why?
So you take an EMcee
Another HIatus in PD!
Get wellA!
Try tehtarik with Halia
Comt 2 Furong
I'll also serve thee Puuridge burung
Test drive-lah the red bird
Touche 222,222 nyet?
The silvery cha drove buy
Another red one to set thee high?"

ylchong | Homepage | 10.09.07 - 12:25 pm | #

PRose accepts d teaser with benign September song, thus:)

"Ho Desi, that's very good poetry
Boss already asked "what's wrong with thee?"
And all I did was cough cough cough
And all he said was "off off off!"
That mean old boss must have been fake
Don't think he meant I could take a break
Desi has very good memory, lo behold!
My green car was 111,111 but will never be 222,222
Because it's off to market to be sold!
I'm now in a slivery korean jet
Drinks petrol like a big fat bat
ACCENT is not, after all, that great
I'll be SWIFT-ing the highway in blazing RED!


PS: Voyeurs hear are expected to jest read and maintain "elegant silence"! Thanks, Desi