“ Do you remember Abbott and Costello and what about Computers do you fully understand them, or do you sometimes wonder what’s next?”
For those of us who Sometimes get flustered by our Computers,
please read on…
If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, ‘Who’s on First?’ might have turned out something like this:
Abbott: Can I help you?
Costello: Thanks, I’m setting up an Office in my Den and I have been thinking about buying a new Computer.
Costello: No, the name’s Lou.
Abbott: Your Computer?
Costello: I don’t own a Computer. I want to buy one.
Costello: I told you, my name’s Lou.
Abbott: What about Windows?
Costello: Why? is it stuffy in here?
Abbott: Do you want a Computer with Windows?
Costello: I don’t know. what do I need windows for, what will I see?
Costello: Never mind the windows. I need a Computer and Software.
Abbott: Software for Windows?
Costello: No, on the Computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my Business, what do you have?
Costello: Yeah, for my Office… can you recommend anything?
Abbott: I just did.
Costello: You just did what?
Abbott: Recommend something.
Costello: You recommended something?
Costello: For my office?
Costello: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
Costello: Yes, for my Office!
Abbott: I recommend Office with Windows.
Costello: I already have an Office with windows! OK, let’s just say I’m sittin at my Computer and I want to type a proposal, what do I need?
Costello: What word?
Abbott: Word in Office.
Costello: The only word in office is office.
Abbott: The Word in Office for Windows.
Costello: Which word in Office for windows?
Abbott: The Word you get when you click the blue ‘W’.
Costello: I’m going to click your blue ‘w’ if you don’t start with some straight answers.
Costello: That’s right. what do you have?
Costello: I need money to track my money?
Abbott: It comes bundled with your Computer.
Costello: What’s bundled with my Computer?
Costello: Money comes with my Computer?
Abbott: Yes. no extra charge.
Costello: I get a bundle of money with my Computer? how much?
Abbott: One copy.
Costello: Isn’t it illegal to copy money?
Abbott: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
Costello: They can give you a license to copy money?
Abbott: Why not? they own it!
(A few days later)
Abbott: Super Duper Computer Store…
Costello: How do I turn my Computer off?