"I've always dreamed of being an old philosopher. So far I've achieved one out of two!"

Once Upon a Time . . .

A computer was something on TV
From a science fiction show.
A window was something you hated to clean
And ram was the cousin of a goat.

Meg was the name of my girlfriend
And gig was something you did on stage for money.
Now they all mean different things
And that really mega bytes.

An application was for employment,
A program was a TV show,
A cursor used profanity,
A keyboard was a piano.

Memory was something that you lost with age,
A CD was a bank account
And if you had a 3 1/2" floppy,
You hoped nobody found out. 

Compress was something you did to the garbage,
Not something you did to a file
And if you unzipped anything in public,
You'd be in jail for a while.

Log on was adding wood to the fire,
Hard drive was a long trip on the road,
A mouse pad was where a mouse lived
And a backup happened to your commode.

Cut you did with a pocket knife,
Paste you did with glue,
A web was a spider's home
And a virus was the flu.

I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
And the memory in my head.
I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
But when it happens they wish they were dead.