I could just see a bad movie of our generation beginning with my computer screen flipping. What song would be in the soundtrack today for that soon-to-be iconic moment? Sonic Youth's "Computer Age" would be all angsty. Coldplay's "Talk" would be the clever allusion to Kraftwerk's "Computer Love" which doesn't really fit this situation anyway but sounds nice. My choice, however, would be The Sherman Brothers ' "The Computer Song," which was created for Disney's EPCOT Futureworld, and borrows from their own "It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow." The Tomorrow, however, is today, and all my computer problems would be HILARIOUS when backgrounded by the following oh so jolly Sherman Brothers lyrics: by Cream was the song it happened to have just shuffled to. So imagine the setting: I am diligently writing away at my desk when suddenly everything flips over and Strange Brew starts playing. It's at this point that colors would begin swirling if I were in one of those great (in a very particularly way) 60s movies that doesn't bare time well at all, like which was tagged as "The Most Shocking Film of Our Generation!" Riot on the Sunset Strip
You see my friends, the computer makes life easier, saves me times and headaches, too. He sorts things out and analyzes in a shake. My enormous problem to him is a piece of cake. He's got a great big memory like an elephant, utilizes knowledge without end. That's why I'm a rooter for me computer, everybody needs a friend. When my work piles up and I'm seeing red 'cause I need five arms and an extra head, I find the computer; here comes my troubleshooter. He keeps miles and miles of facts on file; my wish is his command. Nothing is astuter than my computer when I need a helping hand... They've given efficiency new dimension..."
I can't help but wonder, after spending almost half an hour going insane, if it would not be more efficient to write everything by hand!