Cowboy Computer Logic

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J_Beaver_Deadwood

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Cowboys have long seem to have computer logic 150 years before semi-conductors were invented. One can find these modern terms in the notes taken during trail drives and taming the wild west:

Log On:…… building camp fire around the chuckwagon.
Log Off:…….removing the log as it was time to move down the trail.
Monitor:…….Keepin’ an eye out on the cattle
Download:….Taking the bullets out of your six shooter often shoot’em at something
Refresh: Putting a fresh bullet make into the revolver
Mega Hertz:… That pain you feel landing on your bottom breakin’ horses.
Hard Drive:…….Gettin’ home in the winter season.
Prompt:……..Getting some where on time.
Windows:……What you shut when it’s below 15 below zero.
Screen:……..What ‘cha need for the black fly season.
Byte:…………What them darn mosquitoes, rattlesnakes and flies do.
Chip:…………What you never want to step in.
Backup…….. What you do when you run across a skunk in the woods
Bar Code… Them’s the fight’n rules down at the local tavern
Bug…………. Something you got when sick
Cache ………Needed to pay the bartender at the end of trail drive
Crash……… What you did wrestling steers to brand
Digital………..The art of counting on your fingers
Hacker,,,,,,,,,,What you got after smoking 40 years
Hardcopy……Wanted Poster at the Sheriff’s office
Keyboard……Where the Sheriff kept the keys to the jail cell
Modem……….What ya do when the grass gets too high
Online………..Keeping the herd moving in one direction
ROM………….What you drank when there was no Whiskey
Superconductor….Them guys asking Tickets please on the Iron Horse
SCSI…………..What you call your week-old underwear
Micro Chip:….What was left of the corn biscuits after breakfast
Infrared:………How you felt when you didn’t get to eat and biscuits.
Dot Matrix:…..Fancy trick shooter at that county fair.
Lap Top:……..Where the little kids sat while you told them stories about the trail.
Software: …….Puttin some cotton on as wool was itchy
Mouse:………..Darn critter eating the grain
Main Frame:…that’s what held up the barn roof.
Port:…………….Some Fancy wine.
Enter:…………..C’mon in.
Random Access Memory: You can’t remember whatcha’ paid for that new rifle when your wife asks.
Twitter…………Them birds singing from the brush
Facebook…….Sheriff’s book of wanted posters
Myspace………three feet around you in the bar.
Computer……..What you said to your cowdog Putt….Com’put-r

 

Yep, cowboys had computer logic long before computers and since the fire is gett’n little warm, I’m logging off.

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