Modern Technology Phone Conversation

Excerpt from a phone conversation about modern technology.
Advertisement

The following is not a script for one of the new "small planet" IBM commercials. It is a more-or-less verbatim account of a recent phone conversation between my wife, Sara, and her 70-year-old mother, Martha, about the wonders of modern technology.

Martha: My friend bought a Compound recently.

Sara: A Compound?

Martha: Yeah, you know, a Compound personal computer.

Sara: You mean a Compaq, Ma?

Martha: Yeah. She says she talks to it.

Sara: Ma, you mean she uses it to talk to other people, on the Internet?

Martha: Yeah. She says she used her Compound to find a new man.

Sara: You mean she found a boyfriend on the Internet?

Martha: Yeah. She says she found him in America.

Sara: Ma, that's America On-line.

Martha: Yeah, that's what I said. She used her Compound to find a new man in America. Isn't technology amazing?

Last updated: Apr 1, 1995




Register on Inc.com today to get full access to:
All articles  |  Magazine archives | Livestream events | Comments
EMAIL
PASSWORD
EMAIL
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
EMAIL
PASSWORD

Or sign up using: