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    1. Why is a keyboard called a keyboard if it only has little buttons? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why can't they make mainframes PC compatible? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why are disks called floppy and paper is hardcopy? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why doesn't the 'esc' key work in Leavenworth? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Was Jimi Hendrix's modem a Purple Hayes? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Just where is the "any" key anyway? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Why do they call it a hard disk if its damaged with the slightest impact? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. How do you press F1 when your P.C. has a keyboard error or no keyboard present? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. When you turn your computer monitor off does the screen saver still work? (Contributed by Don F.)
    10. If we can make semiconductors why can't we make complete conductors? (Contributed by James Terris)
    11. Is it true that in Russia a KGB keyboard has no escape key? (Contributed by Neil Enns)
    12. Which one is the fatherboard? (Contributed by Alistair and Gordon Smith)
    13. Is the reason that computer chips are so small because computers don't eat much? (Contributed by Keith Sullivan)
    14. How com we don't have an adaptor that would allow us to use the laptop in bed? If we did would it still be called a laptop? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    15. Is the little blinking thing on the computer screen called a cursor because if you don't curse enough the computer won't work? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    16. How can you save a screen from a screen-saver? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    17. Why is it that even when I hit the CTRL key on my computer I'm still not in control? (Contributed by scola)
    18. Is the sticker that reads 'Intel Inside' on Pentium computers a warning label? (Contributed by Jay)
    19. Intel named their CPUs 286 386 then 486. Why did they suddenly change to Pentium? Is it because when they added 100 to 486 it came to 585.9987231879 and that was too long to print on a chip? (Contributed by Jay)
    20. If the military isn't spying on us why do we keep getting the message that General Failure is reading our hard drive? (Contributed by Jay)
    21. Is a Smith & Wesson the original point and click interface? (Contributed by Keith Sullivan)
    22. If you hit the break key on the keyboard what breaks? (Contributed by Erich Welz)
    23. How do I set my laser printer on stun? (Contributed by Liz)
    24. If you're suppose to call your computer screen your desktop why can't you call your desktop a computer screen? (Contributed by Don F.)
    25. Have you ever wondered why the top of your monitor doesn't get clogged up with characters? After all you see text scrolling only upwards right? (Contributed by mervyn)
    26. Why is it that when you hit two keys on a keyboard at the same time the one you don't want is the one that always shows up on the screen? (Contributed by Steve B.)
    27. Why do computers cause carpal tunnel syndrome but typewriters don't? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    28. Does anybody else find it strange that it takes a 486 to run Windows 95? After all it only took the computing power of three C-64s to fly to the Moon didn't it? (Contributed by Christopher Schutte)
    29. Why do they call connecting serial peripherals together, daisy chaining? (Contributed by Don F.)
    30. How come the mouse on your computer doesn't have whiskers? (Contributed by Mandi and Rachel)
    31. Is 'RAM disk' an installation procedure? (Contributed by OhYesUAre)
    32. Is it a coincidence that the longest English word which can be typed entirely on the top row of letters on a standard typewriter style keyboard is 'typewriter'? (Contributed by Mark Bakke)
    33. On my keyboard, the shift keys have little up arrows on them. Does this mean that the 'real' shift keys are located above them and these keys are just little signs to point them out? (Contributed by Alan Meiss)
    34. What happens if you press both shift keys on your keyboard? (Contributed by Alan Meiss)
    35. Why are the shift keys the biggest keys on a keyboard? (Contributed by Alan Meiss)
    36. Isn't hardware just the parts of your computer system that can be kicked? (Contributed by FunTrivia)
    37. How come we can't use two mice with our computer? (Contributed by Don F.)
    38. If a picture is worth a thousand words, why does it use up a thousand times the memory as a thousand words does? (Contributed by JoLene)
    39. Does the real faulty interface lie between the chair and the keyboard? (Contributed by FortOgden)
    40. Aren't we all like our computers? You know, old, slow, and not much memory? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    41. Why is it that a floppy disk is still called a floppy disk in Swedish? Should it not be called 'Sladrig skiva'? (Contributed by John Smith)
    42. Why is it that every version of Windows requires at least twice the RAM and hard disk space than the previous release does? DOS was not like that, was it? (Contributed by Marz)
    43. Why are the letters on the Keyboard all over the place and not in order, but the Numbers are in order? (Contributed by Maltait)
    44. What do usb keys unlock? (Contributed by Zell Faze)
    45. All wiyht, rho sritched mg kegtops awound? (Contributed by Wiley)
    46. If hardware overheats, does it turn into software? (Contributed by Wiley)
    47. Why isn't the caps lock capitalized? (Contributed by F.H.S.)
    48. Why is it that all the vowels, except A, are in the top line of the keyboard? Why put it in the second row? (Contributed by Dan)
    49. Whatisthespacebaronmykeyboardfor? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    50. How many babies can a motherboard have? (Contributed by Ralphie)
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