Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Two conversations across the generational divide

From a few weeks ago:
  • Him: have you ever played any RPGs?
  • Me: yes, I was in a couple at university.
  • Him: oh, I didn't think the computers could do that back then.
And from last night:
  • Him: can your laptop take flash drives?
  • Me: no, the USB port doesn't work.
  • Him: [blank stare] then how do you get data off it?
Ah, me, where to start.

But for truly advanced tech you can't beat this notice on the door of the canteen.

I actually want to be there at 6.45 to see exactly who beams down, and how it interferes with the hot food.


  1. That reminds me of a surprising fact I found about a teacher last week but forgot about. I deserves its own post but I never got round to it.

    We were waiting outside at the end of school and the teacher walked out holding a DVD-RW drive. We asked why, as you do. Turns out its new and doesn't work. Anyway, long story short, on the topic of computer hardware said teacher made a comment about graphics card power playing Far Cry! Now I try not to stereotype but I'd put him about your age. Now we all know what he's doing when not marking our coursework.

  2. Or even when he is ...


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