Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Race Bannon was my Intro to Computers professor. Race Bannon was also a character from the television cartoon “Johnny Quest” in 1964.
He was a spy—the cartoon character, not the professor. I think. Dr. Bannon could have been a spy.
When Dr. Bannon told us his name, I may have been the only one in the room to look surprised, being the only one who was alive and watching Friday evening cartoons in 1964. I probably was the only one to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis and the panic that went with it as well. But that’s another post.
I had high hopes for Dr. Bannon. Shoot, I had high hopes for Intro to Computers. He insisted that we memorize the two-page explanation for how the letter A gets from the computer keyboard to the computer screen. It took half the entire test time to write out the sequence, which was only one question. I still don’t know how the A gets from the keyboard to the screen. Sigh.
In addition, Dr. Bannon was a bit of a . . . creeper. He seemed fascinated to impress on our class how many porn sites existed on the Internet. (He used an actual number; I can’t remember what it was, and I threw those notes out.) He talked about porn every single class. He also liked to hit on the bosomy coeds during our class breaks, but that’s another post too.
It’s true; there’s a ton of pointless, destructive websites out there, but I have since learned that the Internet is more than porn.
Did you know, that you can type in the question, what are the top 100 “Prepper” websites and the Google machine will answer you?
Did you know, that you can type in the question, what is the recipe for making bleach for long term storage AND THERE IS A RECIPE?
Did you know that there are hundreds of sources for buying food storage, often with free or minimal shipping?
Sure. Sure. Plenty of porn but there’s also a heap of dehydrated, freeze-dried corn in number ten cans that can keep your family going even in the worst of times, which is the opposite of the best of times, also beans, meat, soup bases, milk, rice, pasta . . . and so forth.
Now there a lot of highly educated, academic types that might point fingers and call you a crazy, conspiracy, prepper kook. Sure. Sure. My advice: Take a few computer classes, you’ll get over caring.
Dr. Race Bannon? He was arrested halfway through Intro to Computers and escorted off the campus in handcuffs.
I made an A.
Linda (Ready Steady) Zern
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