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    Funny MSN convo

    I'm trying to teach a friend UNIX and I thought you guys might get a kick out of this:

    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    ok yes the home directory (/home/elizaforyou) is where you are after login
    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    cd changes directories
    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    man <command> will get you the help page on any command
    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    mkdir will make a new directory
    eliza says:
    but it says missing name for redirect.
    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    ls lists the contents of a directory
    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    when you go to look up the IP?
    eliza says:
    what ip?
    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    wwhen did you get that error hun?
    eliza says:
    when I typed man<command>
    Matt (working on the UNIX station) says:
    oh honey the command you wanna look up goes where <command> is
    eliza says:

    She's learning

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    lol. Sounds like my parents!!
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    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
    (The Lord Of The Rings)

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    AntiOnline Senior Medicine Man
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    Sounds like the user that called into our Call Center needing tech support....We told her to right click on the 'My Computer' icon. She 'Wrote' Click On her computer.We were talking about that one for months.
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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    Thumbs up

    To be fair, the computer industry uses
    a vocabulary that seems to come from
    another planet.
    People educated in the ordinary way
    should be forgiven if they sometimes
    don't get it.

    try looking up the ordinary definitions of
    terms like "virtual" "partition" or "back up"
    I didn't know a computer had a reverse gear!
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    AO Soccer Mom debwalin's Avatar
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    I have to agree with Rcgreen. The words used in "computer land" are the same words we use in day to day life, all with different meanings. I think that a little bit of slack needs to be cut for those who don't use it as much as we do. It can be very confusing, and the world is moving more and more quickly towards computer dependence, which is forcing people who never had a desire to use a computer to have to use them, if not in their day to day lives, then certainly at work.

    It may be hard to remember, but there was a time you didn't know as much as you do now.

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

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    The problem is different in french language.
    There's no confusion because computers terms are in majority in english.
    In fact, I have learned english with computers terms and I discovered after their traditional significations.
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