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    How It Works .... The Computer (Ladybird books, 1978) with new material


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    Hahaha, legendary. :P
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    That is amazing! Excellent find

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    "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!
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    Oh ok now I see it is actually a joke. Deliberately. Has to be!

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    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

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    Brill!!! If you love this kinda thing then look at the TV skit series 'Look Around You' on YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    "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!
    The worst thing is back in the day these books were reprinted with plain covers and distributed to the Civil Service.

    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.

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    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

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    Exactly John!

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    Quote Originally Posted by f21970 View Post
    Brill!!! If you love this kinda thing then look at the TV skit series 'Look Around You' on YouTube
    Look around you was BRILLIANT!

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    Brilliant.

    For anyone interested the original book is here.

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