Dr. Seuss and Technology

It’s a beautiful weekend in Southern California, and we’re getting ready to head out the beach. Miki has an old school friend visiting from Chile, so we’re trying to show her some of the sights. In the meantime, for all of you who have been frustrated by your computer lately, as well as those who grew up loving Dr. Seuss, here is a short piece, courtesy of my friend Lynne. (I apologize for the missing graphics.)
You’ve have to read this out LOUD!!!!!
Why Computers Sometimes Crash! by Dr. Seuss.
I f a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted at a very last resort, and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted cause the index doesn’t hash, then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna crash!
If  the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel to another protocol, that’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall……
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse; then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, ‘cuz sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang.
When the copy on your floppy’s getting sloppy in the disk, and the macro code instructions are causing unnecessary risk, then you’ll have to flash the memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM, and then quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom
W ell, that certainly clears things up for me. How about you?
Thank you, Bill Gates, for bringing all this into our lives.
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15 Responses to Dr. Seuss and Technology

  1. Beth says:

    That explains everything for me.  😉

  2. Sarah says:

    Clear as mud.  But more fun.

  3. Jill says:

    Hi Jorge! I never liked Dr. Seuss when I was a kid but this was cute and I understood every word! Come by my blog to see me in action on my cooking show…singing songs about the food of the day…cooking with my guests…shots of the plates I prepare…dancing in the kitchen. That\’s my show…lots of good-healthy-creative natural food (I invent my own recipes), interesting discussions about people\’s inquiries with my Dad (you\’ll see him on there too)…dancing and lot\’s of fun! Hope you enjoy it even though it\’s in Spanish.

  4. Nina says:

    Thanks, I\’ve been a bit frustrated by the speed of things lately. (Yes, I read it out loud to my kitties! They liked it too!)
    Miauw, N.

  5. J says:

    Now I know! Thanks for sharing Jorge.

  6. A Utah Woman Am I says:

    Even though I am slowly growing older, I will never tire of Dr. Seuss, or rhyming that reminds me of his stories.  After a long absence, I have come back for a moment and had to stop by your space Jorge.  I do hope that everything is going well for you.  THough it does sounds as though it has been. 
    I hope that you are enjoying your summer and I will try and be back as soon as I can!

  7. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for the laugh!!  That was great!  Have a splendid sight seeing trip with your friend from Chile.. hugs, lottemae

  8. Joe says:

    Man, when I was a kid, you had to keypunch your Holerith Cards.  Life was different.  Now, I carry an 8 Gig USB stick.  And punching Holerith cards was even worse in my day (I "inhaled").  Yet I always found myself having compassion for those business majors that had no clue.  So I would give them simple (not at all condescending) advice pointing to the spot where they had strolled away from program functionality.  A computer three times bigger than me and about the same speed as the one I\’m typing on.  Bless & curse you Bill Gates.  Nothing worse than handing a novice a double-edged sword (with no hilt).

  9. sweeti's says:

    Very funny to read  Jorge..
    Hows life going on?Seems its oke there….Heading out for the beach…hmm
    only a dream here.
    Rain wind  ..ppl invtrouble coz of the flooding….
    well  enjoy ur  time  and lots of love for u and ur loved ones

  10. dawn says:

    (lol)  safe,  spaces.livefor me— i blame Steve Jobs :Pp.S:thks for the laugh, dear Jorge. keeping well :)))

  11. Bittersweet on-the-hill. says:

    Hello Jorge,
    Hillarious! I always find it a joy to read his work.  I guess it is the teacher or storyteller in me.  I especially enjoy it when I see a child smile or laugh. 
    I just saw the suggested reading you referenced in one of your visits.  "The Anatomy of Hope." I can\’t believe I almost didn\’t see it. It looks interesting and one I\’ll probably order.  One of my favorite things!
    Enjoy the company from Chile and have a good weekend.   Bittersweet

  12. PJ says:

    Good Evening Jorge,
    Have a most wonderful time at the beach and playing "tour guide". 🙂
    The above is totally hilarious. I was laughing til I had tears in my eyes. LOL.
    Until next time..Keep Smiling.

  13. Marge says:

    Doggone it, Jorge; I wish I\’d seen this about a week ago 
    before my own system crashed and I had to start all over again.
    After reading the poem, I realize the signs were all there.
    Thanks for the smile!

  14. Yours Truly says:

    Hi  Jorge,
    This mirrors my feelings about computers exactly.  If the industry was doing its job, it would not become my job.  I can\’t stand to have to deal with these glitches. 

  15. jingjinghhh75 says:

    hehhe, i do have this …it is fun of reading… let\’s hope things can be improved after Mr. bill gates retired…A

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