Can a long-existing marriage survive the presence of a computer? In sickness and in health, for better or for worse, until death do you part; nowhere in our 39-year-old Katuba (marriage contract) is there mention of a computer and it's potential for inanimate infidelity and occasional bouts of manic-depressive behavior.
The courtship between the computer and me was long and stormy. It was full ofdistrust, intimidation, and frustration. The generational gap was evident. My godchild, at 5 years of age, was studying English and Spanish grammar on her Apple computer. My three score plus years provided little more than confusion.
Age alone should entitle me to some seniority and wisdom, but this device created by the "Baby Boomers" was their consummate revenge. "Never trust anyone under 60."
With the computer, there developed a whole new vocabulary designed to confound: BITS, BYTES, RAM, ROM, DOS, D-BASE—certainly