i was having trouble with my computer. so i called eric, the 11 yr old next door, and asked him to come over. he clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.
as he was walking away, i called after him, “so, what was wrong?”
he replied, “it was an ID ten T error.”
i didn’t want to appear stupid, but nevertheless inquired, “an ‘ID ten T error’? what’s that? in case i need to fix it again.”
eric grinned. “haven’t you heard of an ID ten T error before?”
“no,” i replied.
“write it down,” he said, “and i think you’ll figure it out.”
so i wrote it down: I D 1 0 T
i used to like eric…