Saturday, January 07, 2006

Oh, no, Mr. Bill!


I fear the power of computers. I fear that one day my work computer will develop (if it hasn’t already) a sort of HAL artificial intelligence and turn against me. All it would have to do is drop a calendar item here or a database entry there and I would be toast.

My co-workers would hear the weeping and moaning and rending of cloth as I’m being escorted from the premises, “It wasn’t me! It was the computer! It hates me! The database is corrupt! The calender program is obsolete! That fucker is the spawn of Satan! A pox on you Bill Gates and all your minion! I fart in your general direction!”

8 comments:

Yu The Great said...

It already does that. It's called "hitting the Backspace key when filling out webforms". LOL!

Tanda said...

Just keep a bat handy...

Laurie said...

Yu - Don't even get me started on how much the internet hates me.

Tanda - My world would be much more enjoyable if they would let me drink at work.

Tim said...

Ooooooo, Laurie references Jackie Gleason and Monty Python in the same post! Truly, I am in the company of genius.

Laurie said...

Tim - You were genius to catch it.

Laurie said...

Tim - Wait a minute. Where did I reference Jackie Gleason?

Tim said...

Ed Norton once told Ralph: "A pox on your ancestors!" Okay, it's a stretch...

Laurie said...

Tim - Okay, that's vague enough that I'm not embarrassed that I missed it. I like to consider myself the queen of pop culture trivia.