|Computers and the Military
The US army has recently completed an excercise at Fort Irwin, Calif.
The goal here was to identify what information-age technologies showed
promise (and are worth spending development $$ on) and which were
Of course, this has inspired a series of jokes:
You Know You're Going Overboard When ...
Every platoon's TO&E includes "Novell Certified Engineer (1)".
Every vehicle has 'Intel Inside' stencilled on the side
The service is renamed 'US Army 97'
Tanks play a little tune when you start them up
Units are known as "Company, Tank, Release 6.1A"
The medic carries Dr Solomon Anti-Virus in his first-aid kit
There is a 1-800 tech support number that comes w/ your vehicle
Your gunsights have a win95 start-up screen
When every day of Marine Corps boot camp is ended with the
recruits shouting "Good Night, Bill Gates, wherever you are!"
When military funerals feature the "21 beep salute" and the
"missing file formation".
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