Sunday, March 04, 2007

Fossils, Fonts and Petrified Posts

One day at the offices of Petrified Peripherals, Inc.

Development of the early computer was slow, fraught with primordial technology. Users had to make due with a Uninary system until Binary code was invented.

Printing of documents or copying files were laborious tasks. As Spellcheck was still eons away, one chipped typo could set a project back days. Stone Age e-mails had to be hand-delivered, which ironically led to the development of the Postal Office. This developed the need for Instant Messaging.

It wasn't until the domestication of animals that Random Access Memory would be developed. The software was the greatest thing before sliced bread. The Stone Age was about to become the first Computer Age.
The PC industry grew fast and it wasn't long before there were two of the devices in operation. As usage increased, so did down time. It only took one user to develop and spread a pre-historic virus. The source was never discovered and by the time a third PC went on line, the problem was rampant. Many felt the culprit was a Neanderthal.

When a smart Cro-Magnon nerd development anti-virus software, all the problems with early computers seemed to be solved. Personal Computers would have been a staple in our lives much sooner if it wasn't for the next crisis.

Early man had to deal with Mother Nature, who had decided it was time to cool things off with an Ice Age.


Who knows, if not for that drastic change in the world's climate, we might be owing thanks not to the Bill Gates of the world, but too ... Alley Oop!

No.914

7 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Alley Oop thought this up? Here all the time I thought it was Olive Oyl.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Just read the post below. Reminds me of my boyhood elders (2 years older than me) belting out their own version of "At the Bar," viz.,

At the bar, at the bar
Where I smoked my first cigar,
And the burden of my heart rolled away.
It was there by chance that I tore my Sunday pants,
And now I can wear them every day.

Hale McKay said...

I like it, Hoss.

We were in big trouble when we wrecked our Sunday-best clothes in the days of my youth.

Serena Joy said...

I don't know where you found the cartoons, but I love them. My brain sometimes (like today) feels like a petrified fossil, but we won't talk about that. I'd rather think about Alley Oop.:)

Jack K. said...

Aha, one mystery has been solved, the invention of the PC. But, who invented the MAC? tee hee.

We MAC users don't have as many problems with viruses. snerx.

LZ Blogger said...

Funny stuff for the techie type. ~ jb///

Christina said...

hahahaha!!!