abbottandcostello 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:


ABBOTT: Super  Duper computer store. May 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
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  : Recommended 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 Windows.
COSTELLO  : I already have an office with windows! OK, let’s just say I’m sitting up 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?
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
ABBOTT  : Why not? THEY OWN  IT!
(A few days later)
ABBOTT  : Super Duper computer  store. May I help  you?
COSTELLO  : How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT  : Click on ‘START’………….

This cute sketch was emailed to me by my dear cousin Karen Lyles. Hoping she doesn’t mind that I’m sharing it with my Blog, Tworld and FB Friends! One such "friend" is Ivy Bean of England -her birthday is today- and she’s embraced the world of social networking on Twitter (has 32,000+ followers) and Facebook at 104 years old.  Most likely the worlds oldest blogger and I’ll bet a fan of Abbot and Costello!


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