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Humour the computer

Author: Andrew Davison
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995.
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You don't have to have a degree in computer science to enjoy this unique collection of funny stories, parodies, laughable true-life incidents, comic song lyrics, and jokey poems from the world of computing. Humour the Computer brings together a selection of some of the best computer-related, humorous material culled from a variety of sources: news groups and FTP sites on the Internet, The New Yorker, Punch, New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Davison
ISBN: 0262540754 9780262540759
OCLC Number: 31865749
Description: xvi, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Moby Dick 2.1 / Kenneth M. Sheldon --
A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers / David Waitzman --
A Problem in the Making / Darryl Rubin --
How I Bought My First Computer / Larry R. Custead --
BOFH (Part 1) / Simon Travaglia --
The Generic Word Processor / Philip Schrodt --
Natural Upgrade Path / Christopher Lishka --
The Case of the Bogus Expert (Part 1) / Kris Hammond --
Ordinary People Tell How They Use Their Personal Computers / Lucinda Luongo --
I am the Very Model of a Genius Computational / Jonathan R. Partington --
Zork, RAMS and the Curse of Ra: Computo, ergo sum / Curt Suplee --
Laptop in Colombo puts Campbell in the Soup / Lai See --
Masters of Computer Science / Lindsay Marshall
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Davison.

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You don't have to have a degree in computer science to enjoy this unique collection of funny stories, parodies, laughable true-life incidents, comic song lyrics, and jokey poems from the world of computing. Humour the Computer brings together a selection of some of the best computer-related, humorous material culled from a variety of sources: news groups and FTP sites on the Internet, The New Yorker, Punch, New Scientist, BYTE, Datamation, Communications of the ACM, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, and many more. Among other topics, the 70-odd assorted writings embrace the impact of computing on our lives, hilarious hardware, silly software, first encounters with computing, computer companies that we love, programming pains, and absurd academia.

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