What It Was
A computer was something on TV
from a science fiction show of note
A window was something you hated to clean
And ram was the cousin of a goat.
Meg was the name of my girlfriend
and gig was a job for the nights.
Now they all mean different things
and that really mega bites.
An application was for employment
a program was a TV show.
A curser used profanity.
A keyboard was a piano.
Memory was something that you lost with age
A CD was a bank account
and if you had a 3 inch floppy
you hoped nobody found out.
Compress was something you did to the garbage
not something you did to a file.
And if you unzipped anything in public
you’d be in jail for awhile.
Log on was adding wood to the fire
Hard drive was a long trip on the road
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a back up happened to your commode.
Cut you did with a pocket knife.
Paste you did with glue
a web was a spider’s home
and a virus was the flu.
I guess I’ll stick to my pad and paper
and the memory in my head
I hear nobody’s been killed in a computer crash
but when it happens, they’ll wish they were dead.
By – Author Unknown