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Re: Re: Re: Computers and Programming

by Biker (Priest)
on Mar 21, 2002 at 10:40 UTC ( #153294=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Computers and Programming
in thread Computers and Programming

Heh, I wasn't aware of that. I've heard and repeated that statement for more than twenty years. I guess someone was the first to state it, but I've never heard anyone claim to be the origin of the saying.

Not even 'fortune' has a reference to the originator?

Everything went worng, just as foreseen.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Computers and Programming
by goldfish (Novice) on Mar 22, 2002 at 05:58 UTC

    Well, there was a similar poem published in "The Reader's Digest" in (if my memory serves me correctly) in 1983. It ran something like this:

    I hate this computer,
        I wish they would sell it
    It doesn't do what I want
        Only what I tell it.
    I expect fortune was updated accordingly.


Re: Re: Re: Re: Computers and Programming
by maverick (Curate) on Mar 21, 2002 at 19:31 UTC
    That quote is the source for my variation when dealing with lusers.

    Luser: This ^%$*ing computer never does what I tell it to do!

    Me: No, it does *EXACTLY* what you tell it to do. That's the problem.

    perl -l -e "eval pack('h*','072796e6470272f2c5f2c5166756279636b672');"

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