Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #31 - Old Geek Jokes

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This week I try my hand at old geek jokes, because it takes one to know one.

You know you're an old geek when:
  1. You remember when IBM's main product was the Selectric.
  2. You remember when ding meant you've typed to the end of the line, not that you have new mail.
  3. You've messed up your code by dropping your punch card program. (OK, I admit I'm not THAT old.)
  4. You've used a teletype as a computer terminal.
  5. You've owned a Trash-80 (i.e. TRS-80) or Commodore 64.
  6. You've owned a 9-pin dot matrix printer.
  7. When people say monochrome, you say Amber or Green?
  8. You've written papers using vi (my favorite), emacs and nroff/troff.
  9. You've used a modem with a phone handset at 1200 baud.
  10. You've posted on usenet way before the internets.
  11. You know that expanded memory was anything over 640k RAM and extended memory was over 1MB (80286 need only apply).
  12. You've used Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS.
  13. You've used WordPerfect for DOS.
  14. You can still write DOS batch files off the top of your head.
My computer geek score is greater than 73% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!
Ugh, only a mid-rank computer geek (too Windows centric!).

15 comments :

MondaythroughSunday said...

I guess I am not much of a geek then. :) Have a great day!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm and old geek. Too funny. Have a great TT. :)

Adelle said...

I have no idea what most of that meant lol Happy T13!

SJ Reidhead said...

I resemble way too many of these.

SJR
The Pink Flamingo
http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog

Nicholas said...

I used to have a Commodore 64. Even as I was buying it, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I ended up using it just for computer games.

Open Grove Claudia said...

So, I wasn't going to comment because I'd hate for people to know just HOW old I am! lol!

OneLuvGurl said...

I don't remember any of those, but I am a new computer geek!

I posted my first Thursday Thirteen post here.

melissa said...

Hmmm....9 out 14. And I'm a wannabe, according to the test. But I'm a Lieutenant on the Star Trek quiz.

The Mama Bear said...

Awesome, of course, you missed you remember when disks were still floppy....

~ The Mama Bear

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Hmm, I remember way too many of these! :)

Natalie said...

I only recognize a few of those, so I guess I'm only a little bit geeky! LOL!

Joyismygoal said...

Old geeks never die they just reboot:>

Robert said...

What about "You're an old geek if you know the origin of the term debug is from when computer had huge vacuum tubes that got so hot you literally had to take out the dead bugs to keep them from shutting down"?

Stacey said...

Angela, I just opened my mail and had the nicest, sweetest surprise. Thank you so much--I think I'm going to hang this in my car! I'll take a photo of it sometime tomorrow afternoon/evening and show it to all my friends--now I want to learn to knit! Or is this crochet? Whichever, I want to learn! xo

byrningbunny said...

I'm definitely one of the oldsters -- I remember way too much from this list.

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