Are you a geek, too?-- Joke

(Just to prove a point, I really did publish this on my web page, but I don't own nor run the server.)

  1. You need to fill out a form that must be typewritten, but you can't because there isn't one typewriter in your house-only computers with laser printers.

  2. You think of the gadgets in your office as "friends," but you forget to send your father a birthday card.

  3. You disdain people who use low baud rates.

  4. When you go into a computer store, you eavesdrop on a salesperson talking with customers-and you butt in to correct him and spend the next twenty minutes answering the customers' questions, while the salesperson stands by silently, nodding his head.

  5. You use the phrase "digital compression" in a conversation without thinking how strange your mouth feels when you say it.

  6. You constantly find yourself in groups of people to whom you say the phrase "digital compression." Everyone understands what you mean, and you are not surprised or disappointed that you don't have to explain it.

  7. You sign Christmas cards by putting :-) next to your signature.

  8. Off the top of your head, you can think of nineteen keystroke symbols that are far more clever than :-).

  9. You think jokes about being unable to program a VCR are stupid.

  10. On vacation, you are reading a computer manual and turning the pages faster than everyone else who is reading John Grisham novels.

  11. The thought that a CD could refer to finance or music rarely enters your mind.

  12. You would rather get more dots per inch than miles per gallon.

  13. You become upset when a person calls you on the phone to sell you something, but you think it's okay for a computer to call and demand that you start pushing buttons on your telephone to receive more information about the product it is selling.

  14. You are so knowledgeable about technology that you feel secure enough to say "I don't know" when someone asks you a technology question instead of feeling compelled to make something up.

  15. You have a functioning home copier machine, but every toaster you own turns bread into charcoal.

  16. You convert this into HTML and put it up on your Web Server, which you run for fun.

  17. You understand all the jokes in this message.

  18. You email this message to your friends over the net. You'd never get around to showing it to them in person or reading it to them on the phone. In fact, you have probably never met most of these people face-to-face.