You Might Be a Computer Geek If...
Every once in a while you have to take stock and say you are a computer geek if...
- You are the only one in your family with a USB flash drive on your key chain.
- You think that American Idol is about polytheistic religions in America.
- You name one of your pets "Pismo".
- You name one of your children "Pismo"
- You know the latitude and longitude of Cupertino, California. (37°19'3"N 122°2'31"W)
- You have a closet full of old computers.
- The phrase "Think Different" has special significance to you.
- You have a recurring dream about meeting Steve Jobs and showing him a new product just as revolutionary as the iPod.
- You own T-shirts with computer logos on them.
- When you visit a local computer store, you "help" the staff by selling customers your favorite computers.
- You own a PDA or smartphone that allows you to ignore your wife and children when you are dining at a restaurant that has free WiFi.
- If trapped in a burning building, you will grab your iPhone first and your clothing second.
- You know what USB OTG stands for. (Universal Serial Bus On The Go)
- You could care less for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, since none of them appear to have any computer skills.
- You have not seen the light of day, in, well, days.
- Every time that Wall-E reboots himself in the movie of the same name, you thought it was uproariously funny.
- Casual friends will be tormented by a one-sided discussion on your part about .doc and .docx files.
- The Big Bang Theory is your favorite new television show.
- You know what the Whedonverse is.
- You treat any Apple product release as Christmas and Steve Jobs as a jeans-wearing version of Saint Nick.
Recent Lite Sides
- What if Apple thought like a PC company?, 2007.11.01. Apple has innovated and blazed its own trail. But what if it had followed the path taken by the PC copycats?
- How Microsoft can turn Vista lemons into lemonade, 2007.10.22. How Microsoft could profit by no longer allowing manufacturers to sell new PCs with Windows XP installed.
- iPods that never passed beta or focus groups, 2007.09.13. "What most Apple fans don't realize is that there were a few iPod variants that never made it out of beta testing and the focus group stage."
- More in the The Lite Side index.
Links for the Day
- Mac of the Day: Color Classic, introduced 1993.02.01. A cult classic, this was the compact Mac with color that everyone had been waiting for.
- May 23 in LEM history: 00: A computer I understood - 01: Mac: A dream fulfilled - 02: PowerKey - 03: 12" PowerBook better than 15" TiBook - 05: The First Macs - 06: What's in your workspace? - Picking the right laptop - Sun has set on the G4 - 06: Running your notebook using flash memory - 08: MacBook holds its own against Dell and HP
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- World Book Encyclopedia 2012 DVD, Tommy Thomas, Reviews, 2013.03.05. "You may be asking yourself, in an age of Wikipedia and instant information, is World Book still relevant?"
- Vintage Computer Festival SouthEast, April 20-21, 2013, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2013.02.25. Old Apple gear and old PCs.
- iMessage: The Ultimate Messaging Service?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2013.02.21. In most ways, Apple's iMessage is far superior to BlackBerry Messenger.
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