Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Must be a really old model

Patient quote of the day:

Mr. Moore: "I just got a new computer. It has a 1 trilobite hard drive."

14 comments:

lbparker said...

Its a real fossil!

thethingspatientssay said...

Our hospital uses some about that ancient.

PA Honeybee said...

Wow, how many people would actually use trilobite in a sentence let alone out of context?

Loren Pechtel said...

A trilobite is awfully old. Windows actually runs on such a system????

Rick said...

...and 300 mil's of RAM.

Reds Kevin said...

What's a trilobite? I studied IT but never heard of it before

Anonymous said...

what is a trilobite?? i never heard of it!!is it like B/W TV old?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Trilobites were a lifeform during the Cambrian period, several hundred million years ago.

Slave to ungrateful lawyers said...

only a troglodyte would announce the size of his hard drive.

Nurse K said...

Love it! Used to go trilobite hunting as a kid...Lots of them to find if you know where to look.

Randomly, I saw a little girl wearing a version of this shirt the other day, and it cracked me up.

ronstew said...

I feel clever when I immediately know the reference in the patient's name. This could be a reference to Moore's law - essentially that computers double in complexity every two years. Gordon E. Moore co-founded Intel.

I feel less clever for using Google to learn of an important document on trilobites edited by Raymond Moore in 1959: Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part O, Arthropoda 1, including Trilobitomorpha)

Lipstick said...

never heard of a trilobite (trilobyte?)....I did instantly think of a tribble though. Semi-random.

cliffintokyo said...

Millions of years old beasties vs millions of kilobytes beasts.
Not much (!) difference, really...
except the computer probably has more memory.

Ben S said...

Soon, he will be overrun with them. They will fill all the cupboards and closets, eat all the food, and--

Oh, trilobite. I suppose that's not as much trouble.

 
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