Mr. or Mrs. Computer

Joke ID#395
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Submitted Bymorrigan
Corrected By taiya2
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Is your computer male of female? As you are aware, ships have long been characterized as being female (e.g., "Steady as she goes", or "She's listing to starboard, Captain!" Recently a group of computer scientists (all males) announced that computers should also be referred to as being female. Their reasons for drawing this conclusions follow:

1. No one but the creator understands their internal logic.

2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

3. The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as "If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you."

4. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retieval.

5. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

However, another group of computer scientists (all female) claim that computers should be referred to as if they were male. Their reasons follow:

1. They have lots of data but are still clueless.

2. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.

3. As soon as you commit to one you realise that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have obtained a better model.

4. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

5. Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the night.

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Posted by Nicky101 Dec 23, 2004

WOW!!! I'm glad they showed it from both points of view...FUNNY JOKE!

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Posted by purplepineapple Feb 25, 2005

Awesome joke dude!!!! I loved it!

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Posted by 2006 Jun 16, 2005

You spelled realize wrong but it was super duper funny!!!

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Posted by sniperkid990 Jul 07, 2005

hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaahheheheehehehehahahahaahahahahahaha its sooooooo funny just because its soooooooo true!!!!

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Posted by grungy49 Sep 13, 2006

*Ahem* America isn't the only place in the world, you know - realize is the American version. In the rest of the world it is 'realise'. Nice joke though

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Posted by DennysGirl Nov 15, 2006

i think this is a dupe.

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Posted by popesantaxiv Dec 08, 2007

lol how accurate

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