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11th July 2009, 11:01 PM #1
How It Works .... The Computer (Ladybird books, 1978) with new material
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11th July 2009, 11:30 PM #2
Last edited by OllieC; 11th July 2009 at 11:41 PM.
11th July 2009, 11:43 PM #3
That is amazing! Excellent find
12th July 2009, 01:31 AM #4
"If computers are not regularly fed with programs they may become listless and unhappy."
ooh, and what about...
"Early computers used steam, which is noisy and gives off a lot of heat, and doesn't work"
Hilarious!! Whoever wrote this book is funny without even trying it seems!
Last edited by Batman; 12th July 2009 at 01:33 AM.
12th July 2009, 01:47 AM #5
Oh ok now I see it is actually a joke. Deliberately. Has to be!
12th July 2009, 06:02 AM #6
Damn, it's been years since I've studied the components of modern processors - ALU, MMU, Registers, Scientology!
Completely forgot that...
Data can be permanently inscribed on platinum disks by the Church of Scientology and store in vaults in New Mexico
12th July 2009, 08:47 AM #7
- Rep Power
Brill!!! If you love this kinda thing then look at the TV skit series 'Look Around You' on YouTube
12th July 2009, 12:32 PM #8
The worst thing is back in the day these books were reprinted with plain covers and distributed to the Civil Service.
Originally Posted by Batman
The NHS computer system is billions of pounds over budget because there are idiots in government ordering the replacement of servers because they're not red and arguing over how they sue the computers because they have to be feed data by women.
12th July 2009, 06:58 PM #9
Great find Maybe thats why we have so many problems as we don't have enough puppys in the systems and need more women to feed them cassette tapes
12th July 2009, 07:02 PM #10
12th July 2009, 08:44 PM #11
Look around you was BRILLIANT!
Originally Posted by f21970
12th July 2009, 09:19 PM #12
For anyone interested the original book is here.
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