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    1. Do Viruses ever get sick? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. What does it mean when the marvels of today's modern technology include the development of a soda can that when discarded will last forever but a $7000 car which when properly cared for will rust out in two or three years? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why is it that if there is a possibility of several things going wrong the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why does it seem that technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why does the 'save' icon on Microsoft Word show a floppy disk with the shutter on backwards? This is not very reassuring! (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why do people buy difficult computer puzzle games and then complain when they get to a really hard part? (Contributed by Sjoerd Schaafsma)
    7. If debugging is the process of removing bugs from a computer program is programming the process of putting them in? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    8. When something has more functions does that mean there is a much higher chance of it breaking down? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    9. Is it going to be acceptable to write January 1st 2000 as '1/1/00'? (Contributed by Mike)
    10. In the early American West the Indian tribes used smoke signals to communicate. What did they do if they made a mistake since they couldn't erase or delete it? (Contributed by Tooner)
    11. Can you list the things that haven't been invented yet? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    12. Isn't technology just a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it? (Contributed by Max Frisch)
    13. If it's not on fire is it a software problem? (Contributed by Jason Q)
    14. How come we seem to spend more time working for our labour-saving machines than they do working for us? (Contributed by Jason Q)
    15. Since half of what we know today will be obsolete in five years wouldn't it be nice to know which half? (Contributed by Heather Coon)
    16. Why do all photocopy machines stack the copies on the left side? Is this so there is no infringement on the copy-right legislation? (Contributed by Don F.)
    17. Instead of trying to build newer and bigger weapons of destruction should we be thinking about getting more use out of the weapons we already have? (Contributed by Tony)
    18. Do you think that all things electronic operate on smoke? It is sealed inside the component at the factory and if the smoke ever gets out the part is no longer functional. This has to be true doesn't it? After all how many times have you ever seen an electrical or electronic device work right after smoke has been emitted? (Contributed by UFC Physics)
    19. What would you call a pocket calculator in a nudist camp? (Contributed by Dark Shadow)
    20. Back in the year 998 do you think they were worrying about the Y1K problem? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. Why is it that a station comes in brilliantly when you're standing near the radio but buzzes drifts and spits every time you move away from it? (Contributed by Guy Asa)
    22. Now that Microsoft is so big should it be called Macrosoft? (Contributed by Mike Dahl)
    23. Why in movies involving a typewriter or computer keyboard do characters constantly speak out loud as they type? Do they do this at home? And can they actually type that fast? (Contributed by Cartoona)
    24. Wouldn't you know that the computer industry would shorten 'Year 2000' to 'Y2K'? Wasn't it this kind of thinking that caused the problem in the first place? (Contributed by Steve and Cindy)
    25. If there's a Y2K problem because we have to change our computers from 2 digits to 4 digits does that mean there's going to be a Y10K problem in 8 thousand years time? (Contributed by Rod Aldous)
    26. Have you ever wondered how many limbs the guys who invented the external combustion engine lost before they decided to go with the internal idea? (Contributed by Mike Livingstone)
    27. Before electric lighting, did they have acoustic lighting? (Contributed by Maureen McVerry)
    28. Are ham radios available in the honey-cured variety? (Contributed by Aaron Packnick)
    29. Is carbon dating Y2K compliant? If not, is that the reason why it's never correct? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    30. Have you ever felt that you were a typewriter, while everyone else in the world was a wordprocessor? (Contributed by FunTrivia)
    31. Why does my stereo say '600 Watts' when it doesn't even have a light on it? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    32. Why do people differentiate between digital and analog? Aren't digital circuits made from analog parts? (Contributed by FortOgden)
    33. Do you think the digital satellite people are implying something when they say that their 'FREE offer costs much less than the monthly cost of cable TV'? Doesn't this imply that there will be costs? Do they not know what FREE means? (Contributed by Don F.)
    34. Would it be correct to call an insulting telegram a barbed wire? (Contributed by Stan Kegel)
    35. What is it that they put in hair dryers that makes it sound like the phone is ringing while using it? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    36. If our purpose in life is to reach emotional and interpersonal perfection, then why do we need technology? (Contributed by Jerry Jordison)
    37. How come people used to wait years for a pronouncement from a prophet, but now they freak out if their pager stops working for a day? (Contributed by Zoe)
    38. Why is it that people with loud car stereos never listen to good music? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    39. What colour pen will write on a BlackBerry? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    40. If we call a burned CD that is ruined, a coaster, then what did a musician in the 1890's who made a mistake while recording call a ruined cylinder? A toilet paper tube? (Contributed by Amishman)
    41. How can you construct a shortwave radio? Aren't radio waves among the longest ones that there are? (Contributed by Richard)
    42. How do so many people with video cameras just happen to be where unexpected things take place? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    43. If it was on a record, it was recorded, right? And if it was on a tape, it was taped, right? So if it is on a disc, is it disced? (Contributed by Crazy Frosty)
    44. Will the kids from 2 generations from now be looking at our laser discs and DVDs and saying 'Wow, did you guys really use those things'? (Contributed by Crazy Frosty)
    45. Why are microphones so big? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    46. Do parents gauge their technological expertise by the number of times they don't phone their children? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    47. Is light still faster than sound when it's going through your TV? And if so, when you get a live broadcast from far away, shouldn't all the sounds come after the actions? (Contributed by Gord)
    48. How come, they finally get the VCRs with 4 heads to play perfectly and make the videos cheaper, then make them obsolete by making DVDs? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    49. How come no big-shot music executive types ever complained about their artist's songs being played on the radio, where they could easily be duplicated, yet MP3's make them get so worked up? (Contributed by Jordon Veale)
    50. If you turned your stereo speakers upside down, would the sound come out backwards? (Contributed by Randy)
    51. Isn't Windows for Dummies as redundant as AOL for Dummies? (Contributed by Marz)
    52. What would a Microsoft Car run like? (Contributed by Marz)
    53. Aren’t all electronic technology problems based on the North American Indian communication fundamentals? You know, once you’ve let the smoke out, it’s too late! (Contributed by Wayne A. Nowazek)
    54. If you have to push a button, is it really automatic? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    55. Is it considered magic if every time we touch a computer, it turns into garbage? (Contributed by Jess)
    56. Since we don’t use typewriters anymore, should ‘typos’ now be called ‘keyboardos’? (Contributed by Don F.)
    57. If the iPhone is so great why do most people use BlackBerrys? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    58. Doesn’t established technology tend to persist in spite of new technology? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    59. Hasn’t the big changes that emergent technologies brought us, for the most part, completely unanticipated by the people that introduced those technologies? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    60. When we see a typo, why do we look at the keyboard to see if the two keys are close? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    61. Communication is supposed to be key in a relationship, right? If this is true then why is it that the important things go unheard? (Contributed by DS)
    62. What do you call the battery in an Apple iPhone? Should it be called Apple Juice? (Contributed by Peter)
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