Whatever happened to …

… old computer jokes? (groaners)

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We nerdy, geeky types have always liked a good computer joke or pun. It makes us laugh and smile at those who hear the joke but don’t get it.

From the recesses of my memory, I thought I’d pull out some classics. Smile if you get them!

I haven’t lost my mind; it’s backed up on floppy disc somewhere

How does a computer get drunk?
It takes screen shots

Whoever said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, has obviously never had to reboot a computer.

A physicist, chemist and computer scientific were traveling in a car
The car breaks down and all three of them step out and stare at the car.

The physicist says, “Probably a mechanical failure, let’s look at the engine.”
The chemist says, “Unlikely, the fuel is probably of a low grade which must be the culprit.”
The computer scientist says, “Let’s try closing windows, opening windows and see if it fixes it.

My wife said: Please go to the store and buy a carton of milk and if they have eggs, get six. I came back with six cartons of milk and told her they had eggs.

Now that you’ve stopped groaning, how about your own? Surely you must have a computer related joke that you’d like to share with us in the comments below.

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3 thoughts on “Whatever happened to …

  1. Good morning Doug!

    It’s been years since I heard it, and I can’t find the joke on Google (I think it was an April Fools prank), so I will just paraphrase by saying it’s the one about the lady who phones her son all in a tizzy because her computer is acting strange and she asks him to come immediately and as he rushes over he notices smoke rising from all the telephone lines leading to her house and he rushes in and ask her what she did and she says she had just dragged “The Internet“ to the trash and emptied it and then the fire department arrives and they spray her now-flaming computer with foam and yank the phone connection out of the modem and they find out later that she had accidentally downloaded and deleted 3/4 of the content of the Internet but it was OK because one of the firemen had the Internet backed up on a Zip drive.

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