Monthly Archives: September 2010


I became fascinated recently by the realization that we all take for granted the durability of computers now days.  In the early days of computers many parts, for example vacuum tubes, had to be replaced constantly, almost every hour and sometimes more often.  Later on spools of magnetic tape had […]

Durability of Computers



September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). Michaelmas, on the 29th is an ancient Celtic “Quarter Day” which marked the end of the harvesting season and is steeped in folklore. It used to be the 7th month of the year if you were a Roman until about 153 BC.  That […]

September, Formerly the 7th Month in the Year





A precious little girl walks into a PetSmart shop and asks, in the sweetest little lisp, between two missing teeth, “Excuthe me, mithter, do you keep widdle wabbits?” As the shopkeeper’s heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he’s on her level and asks, “Do you want […]

Wabbits? Mithter do you keep Wabbits?