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Re: [OT]Re: Windows XP Sucks!



On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 09:47 -0500, tom wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, Ric Moore wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 21:57 +0000, Chris Jones wrote:
> >> ivers101 wrote:
> >>> I am a lurker in this conference, but notice that Karl's foibles do tend
> >>> to take over the whole thing.   It's like a Saturday cartoon...
> >>
> >> Whilst I confess I sometimes wish Karl would stay a little more 'on
> >> topic', you have to admit he does add his own special brand of interest
> >> to this list. A little amusement now and then isn't so bad I guess.
> >
> > Heck, my mother is 4 years younger than Karl, and she refuses to turn on
> > a computer that she bought 6 years ago. It still has Win98 on it and
> > she's jerked that her new flip video recorder won't work with it. I'm
> > gonna sneaky sneak install Fedora or Mandrake to it, she would never
> > know the difference. But, if she ever found her way to this list, she'll
> > make Karl look like a Saint. That's all some of you would need, is my
> > Mom calling your Mom to tell her how Junior is behaving in public.
> > <WHAM!> <chortles> No sirreee, not letting her know nothing. :) Ric
> 
> Ain't Moms wonnerful? We had to switch mine from an 8 bit Kaypro with 
> WordStar to a Mac SE. Took well over two years to get her to stop 
> insisting the the WordStar cursor diamond was going to work on the Mac. 
> (For the youth on the list - the WordStar diamond was a set of four keys 
> which moved the cursor around the text screen when used with the control 
> key.) A quarted century later she is still on a rant that techies do 
> things to suit themselves.

Mine has been on a rant for over a half century that I do things to suit
myself. I think I'm finally starting to believe her. <sighs> Ric

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