Computer error of the cookie kind
By Alan Jones
Special to The Advertiser
My 3-year-old daughter was peeking over my shoulder when I unwrapped our new computer. It was the first computer she had ever seen, so she was very interested. She was especially excited to hear the computer "talk," and she smiled when she heard it say, "You've got mail!" However, when it came time to shut the computer off, she objected, and she seemed strangely sad when I sent her off to bed.
The next morning, I was mystified to find two cookies sitting on top of the computer screen, their crumbs stuck in the keyboard. No one in the family seemed to know where they came from.
Finally, I asked my little girl about it.
"It's for my friend," she said.
"Which friend?" I asked.
"My friend inside the computer," she said.
Alan Jones, Mo'ili'ili
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