LowComDom Performances Presents
A good friend of mine in Los Angeles is somewhat computer illiterate. She recently called me here (Italy) with a problem she was having with her new computer:
"Simon, something's wrong with the Internet thing, it doesn't work."
"What does the computer say?"
"Well, it just told me that the program had performed an 'illegal operation' and that it was going to be shut down."
I paused, about to respond that it was nothing to worry about and all she had to do was restart the computer, when I thought of something.
"You think it means the police are going to come and shut down your computer, don't you?"
A trans-atlantic pause....
"Errm, it doesn't then?"