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Θέμα: You Know You're Taking Computers Too Seriously When...

(nil): Karasardelis Kostas (kotis(@)
Ημερομηνία: Τρι 19 Μαΐ 1998 - 12:23:50 EEST

You recognize two or more parcel delivery truck drivers and can call them
by name.
One of the package delivery drivers attends your wedding.
You pay for software to be delivered "next day air" when you really don't
need it that quickly.
You know your package "tracking number" by heart.
All your friends and relatives give you blank diskettes for your birthday
and Christmas presents.
Have your wife name your computer as the co-respondent in your divorce
Have never bought one of the "dummies" books.
Bought all the "dummies" books for your wife/husband to get them involved
in computers.
Stay on the Internet so much that your commercial provider makes you buy a
corporate account.
Ask a potential mate for their e-mail address rather than their sign.
When you wash clothes, you find stray diskettes in your pockets.
You hear the word "Windows" on a TV commercial and wrestle the remote away
from your wife to turn up the volume only to find out it's a commercial
selling new windows for houses.
You refuse to delete programs off your hard drive that you haven't used in
two years.
You overhear a co-worker mention the word bulletin board and interrupt the
conversation only to learn he's talking about a notice on the company
bulletin board.
Can operate three or more communication packages. Know what IDE, RAM, CMOS,
MEGS, VESA and SCSI stand for.
Start looking at new hard drives when you get less than 200 megs of space
free on your present drives.
Subscribe to more than three monthly computer magazines.
Go out and buy 50 new floppies rather than go through the 300 used ones you
have and delete the files on them.
Get copies of programs from your friends and never use them.
Have more than five books on the Internet.
Can't carry on a conversation without changing it to computers.
Drop everything you're doing to go out and purchase the new program you
just read about in a computer magazine.
Start figuring "must have" computer upgrades into the family budget.
Try to "sell" computers by talking about how great they are to all your
friends and relatives, telling them they've "got to have one."
Have at least one more computer than people who live in the house.
Memorize the telephone numbers of your favorite computer stores.
Upgrade computer software packages as soon as you get notice that one's
available, even if the new features aren't something you'll use.
Call your computer by a name.
Become the guy that everyone at work comes to with their computer problems.

Consider calling Microsoft in the United Kingdom to get an early copy of a
program you can't buy here.
Take your computer on vacation with you, even if you go camping.

Karasardelis Kostas
IT Systems Administrator
Egnatia Odos AE, NETfiles
Thessaloniki - Greece
Tel +30 (94) 413084
email: kotis(@)


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