Jokes: On the Subject of Computer Collectors
Ed Thelen's humorous rhymes about computer collectors (yours truly!). In response to Robert Garner's quip:
Checkout the Digibarn web site, then the place itself.
(A living replica of the hacker/hippy home brew computer culture of the late 60's in a Santa Cruz barn.)
Bruce is one cool computer history dude!?
- obsessive, possessive behavior toward "old iron"
- sadly under diagnosed
- victims appear to be in a euphoric state,
apparently not drug induced
- seldom cured - victims seem blissful, not in pain
- victims often die before the age of 95,
with still unexplained smiles on their faces
Not only is Bruce a study unto himself,
but his poor wife, Galen Brandt,
who recently married him
in spite of inevitable prognosis of the disease,
is a very literate, discerning, expressive individual
who should be a world recognized expert
in the psychology of these tragicly afflicted.
Most people are reluctant to talk about this condition,
but she voluntarily lives it - such an angel -
And, if not to hold up a mirror,
what pray does your wife think of you,
now christened by Dag the "Garrison Keiller" of computer history!
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