Digg shares NetworkWorld's ten pages slide show showing real-life computer screens in movies -- "Virtually no sci-fi/science fiction or action flick these days is complete without a computer scene showing a few screens of mysterious scrolling text and a 3D wire-frame model.
This XKCD comic strip shows what your overlord and other computer people/geeks/nerds go through with support
This Dilbert comic strip shows why your overlord doesn't help with other people's computers
Pingdom reports the developer obsession with code names with 114 interesting examples
This 21 (not 24) slides NetworkWorld presentation show shares "the evolution of removable storage" -- "Over the years, people have tried to transfer information from one computer to another in a dizzying number of ways. Here's a look at some of the best, along with others that time forgot.
UserFriendly shows its comic strip on the "evolution of language through the ages"
Infosecurity recently reports that "the December malware threat reports are trickling in from vendors -- and they all appear to be different. Fortinet, Sunbelt Software, and Kaspersky all published their lists of the most prevalent malware strains for the last month of 2009, but they didn't match up, leading to an admission that users will inevitably be confused by the results..."
Rantingkitten's /. comment shares his rant titled "The Old Man and the PC" -- "Kids today. With their fast computers and broadband. Their Farkmemes and Slashfilters and Diggwoots and Facespaces. Where any doofus can smear up some graphics with a few clicks, drop the result into an HTML editor that practically runs itself, and call themselves web designers. Where installing hardware is a matter of plugging it in and turning it on. There are scores of you young whippersnappers talking about how 'back in the day' of 1999 you got your first computer with, sighing as you reminisce on how you had to learn the hard way how to use Blogger and now everyone has a blog. Well, boo hoo! Punk kids. No idea what it's like.
This two pages TechRadar article tells about a history of modems -- "Their arrival heralded a new age of communications and they played a major role in the explosion of the internet. We're talking, of course, about modems. Here we look back on the development of this remarkable device..." Other modem types weren't mentioned, so this is just a brief history.