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Talking To A Computer
by larry r linville

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I can't believe that silly computer on the phone was talking to me.

 

Talking To A Computer
By Larry Linville
 
I called to report a power loss.
A nice computer answered me.
It told me which buttons to push
so I pushed button number three.
 
It helped me listen in English
 by just pushing the number one
and it gave me many numbers
til I had my report fully done.
 
Would you believe a had a call
from their computer very quick?
And it said they had my report
and then shortly I heard a click.
 
I wondered out loud how it would be
if my computer could only reply.
I don’t know how I would do it
but I’d really like to try.
 
If we could get computers
to talk to each other alone
we could do so many things
while computers talked on the phone.
 
I realize I’m an old man
and not up to date with what’s new.
So if we already have it,
don’t tell me – just keep it to you.
 

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Reviewed by D Johnson 9/18/2008
Larry, "computers talking to each other?" that is too Orwellian for me...scary...but true. Nice write.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by S Phillips 9/18/2008
You made me laugh! Nice.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/18/2008
Cute Larry but I don't get too excited with that because Computers can only give out what is put into them and since it is people who put it in there are still glitches we run into to. I personally like to talk to a real person on the other end but then we often have to deal with someone who hasn't a clue about their job, sounds like we aren't going to win. Thank you for sharing another wonderful write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/18/2008
Sometimes the language of my computer could earn it to be banned by the Master Computer which sees and hears it all (fmiliarly called Big Brother)
As it is, my name doesn't mean a thing, but my person number does, and it has been a long time since I have talked to humans on the phone, (I wonder if I am all alone in this planet) because if I don't get some kind of Muzak while waiting to ne connected a sweet voice tells me to click this number if I wish...or that number if I want... or...or...or...and then I realize I am talking with a machine that doesn't give a hoot if it frustrate me or not.
That's was called progress! If Moses had a printer he could have saved a lot of weight coming down the mountain (what you think?)
Computers have their own world, and most of the time your documents go there and get lost.

Georg

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 9/17/2008
The sad thing is, Larry, that these computers frequently
have nervous breakdowns. Hence, the elevator won't move,
the coffee maker won't perk, and missiles do what missiles do
whether we want them to or not. Fortunately, they also let
us communicate, so I can tell you how much I liked "Talking
to a Computer." -gene.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 9/17/2008
Funny, and ain't it so true,
Computers will probably soon,
Replace me and you......

Enjoyed as always,

Walt
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