Hoc Est Qui Sumus (discoflamingo) wrote,
Hoc Est Qui Sumus

If you thought Hackers was funny,

You'll probably find this article on the history of PC World's tech reporting to be pretty damn funny. One of my favorite quotes:

50MHz 486s: Pure testosterone
“Remember when top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art geek heaven was a 33MHz 386? If you bought a 25MHz 486 for $7000, don’t read any further. You don’t want to know ... Extra RAM is $120 a megabyte.”

The article also includes the
Top 10 things that never happen on Star Trek:
1. McCoy says, “He’ll live, Jim.”
2. The deflector shields hold up for the duration of a battle.
3. The female alien leader declines to kiss Kirk before she sacrifices herself to save her civilisation.
4. A Starfleet emergency breaks out near the Enterprise, but fortunately some other ships in the area are able to deal with it to everyone’s satisfaction.
5. The Enterprise goes to visit a remote outpost of scientists, who are all perfectly alright.
6. The Enterprise crew are struck by a strange alien plague, for which the cure is found in the well-stocked sickbay.
7. Sulu and Chekov get to do something interesting.
8. A power surge on the bridge is rapidly and correctly diagnosed as a faulty capacitor.
9. The Enterprise is captured by a vastly superior alien intelligence which does not put the crew on trial.
10. The episode ends without Bones and Kirk laughing at Spock’s inability to understand a joke, and Spock raising his eyebrow.

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