I have friends who think I’m this great computer person. They also assume that great computer people do not have serious issues with computers. For those of you who think the same, I share a customer service “issue” from some time back.
A storm with some claim to fame,
One Hurricane Katrina by name.
Politics most dire
Set DC on fire.
And poor Katrina gets all of the blame.
Copyright © 2005 Lin Daniel
We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?
—Arthur C. Clarke
Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of food, clothing, electricity, gas and oil, the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
My take on this:
The government wouldn’t turn off the light at the end of the tunnel because it’s part of an earmarked project attached to a critical spending bill. It would then get moved to somebody else’s budget, where it would be lost in the crunch. No one would realize everybody had left that tunnel for the bigger tunnel, and left the light on. Somebody might come thru at some point and change the incandescent bulb for a compact fluorescent, but the paperwork would get lost, so no one would still know it was left on.
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then – we elected them.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
If we ever pass out as a great nation we ought to put on our tombstone, ‘America died from a delusion that she has moral leadership.’
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a Congress!
—From 1776, the musical