I’m an aspiring geek. Not so by virtue of skill as rather by sheer power of determination. I happened to get for free some geeky books, which I finally ventured to open today. I was aware that the books were old but I didn’t realise they were antiquities really. I will probably use them to prop up a wobbly table. They have done their service of amusing me infinitely.
As I was leafing through one of them, I noticed a paragraph explaining how to cater for the needs of Win 95 and, more advanced, Win 98 users. This made me laugh so much that I inadvertently dropped the book on the floor and frightened the cat. I didn’t read on to see if the author recommends using floppy disks for backup.
The book was practically unreadable anyway. It was in Czech, and while I’m technically a native speaker, I don’t use the language beyond ordering pizza or talking to my mother. This explains why you have the dubious pleasure of reading this blog in a world language instead of Slavic gibberish.