True, I don't know how to set parity.
Posted by paul on Sat, 06/05/2004 - 12:26am.
But by the same token, I don't know how to use a drawshave to make staves for a barrel, or how to smelt iron ore to make my own tools, or any of a number of bits of ancient lore. I imagine that I could learn to do all of these things if I needed to, but why? What would be the point? We have much better technology these days to take care of that sort of stuff for us so that we don't have to be bothered. Even though I know more about MS DOS than the average engineer, such arcane knowledge is very seldom useful and rarely brings me any benefit to speak of.

I prefer to keep up with technology and let the old stuff slide into obscurity, overall. I spent far too much time in the '80s struggling to configure computers to accept monitors and printers and such- I by far prefer to let Windows do all that crap for me. So while I remember much about the old ways of computers, I'm just as happy to forget about it. I have enough other things to keep me occupied in my life.

Touche, Monsieur Le Pussycat! And no matter what, I'll always be six years younger than you are! Tttthhhpppbbtt!

It's well we cannot hear the screams
we make in other peoples' dreams.
--Edward Gorey
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