I was discussing my computer the other day with someone when it dawned on me the language I was using sounded an awful lot like how one used to discuss their suped-up hot rods. For example, I described my computer as having “an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.5Ghz dual core, a GeForce 8800 GT with 512 megs on board, and 4 gigs of DDR2 667.”
Yes, that’s what I’m running. Stop snickering.
Anyway, it sounded awful funny when I thought about it afterwards. Someone with no computer knowledge whatsoever would be lost – and that’s not even tech jargon, it’s just the the basic hardware I’m using. I would imagine I would react with a blank stare if someone told me about the custom mechanics under the hood of their car (I do not work on, nor really care about the inner workings of a motor vehicle). I’m not even going to make a fool of myself trying to a make a mock monologue, because as an someone (an actor I believe, I forget who exactly) once said, “You have to be able to do something right, to properly do it wrong.” So I’m just going to wrap this post up with a simple equation: Computers == nerd hot rods. Scary, no?