Computer-Oriented Humor (COHUM): ''I get it''.
Friedman L Hershey H. Friedman
All humor is to some extent cultural and, perhaps to that same extent, humor serves
to define, explain and enhance our understanding of a particular culture. The computer
industry, now over 50 years old, is a mature culture characterized by industriousness,
creativity, energy, bureaucracy and wit. The computer itself has lately become something
of a cultural icon or signpost. Yet the computer industry has always seemed to breed its
own special brand of humor - intelligent, somewhat superior, slyly subversive - even from
its very earliest days.