You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this. 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
Costello calls to buy a computer from Abbott
Abbott Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
Costello Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.
Abbott Mac?
Costello No, the name's Lou.
Abbott Your computer?
Costello I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
Abbott Mac?
Costello I told you, my name's Lou.
Abbott What about Windows?
Costello Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
Abbott Do you want a computer with Windows?
Costello I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
Abbott Wallpaper.
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?
Abbott Office.
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?
Abbott Yes.
Costello For my office?
Abbott Yes
Costello OK, what did you recommend for my office?
Abbott Office.
Costello Yes, for my office!
Abbott I recommend Office with Window's.
Costello I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
Abbott Word.
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. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
Abbott Money.
Costello That's right What do you have?
Abbott Money.
Costello I need money to track my money?
Abbott It comes bundled with your computer.
Costello What's bundled with my computer?
Abbott Money.
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. Can I help you?
Costello How do I turn my computer off?
Abbott Click on 'START'