Geek lunch – or it’s all Greek to me
Over the weekend, the BBC online news service carried a story about Greece. It said that due to current austerity measures, the Greek government was cancelling a perk for Greek civil servants, which gave them all an extra 6 days holiday a year, if they worked with computers for more than 5 hours a day. So far so good but the story was illustrated by the accompanying picture* – which is where my inner-geek has to escape. That computer is a 1985-vintage Commodore Amiga 1000! So does this mean the Greek civil service still uses a computer, originally designed for the home computing/games market that is now nearly 30 years old? Which would certainly help explain the dire state of the Greek economy. Or, does it reveal that the BBC news picture researchers have never seen a modern computer? *And check out the dot-matrix printer!