The Best of Verity Stob: Highlights of Verity Stob’s Famous by Verity Stob

By Verity Stob

Verity Stob is the comedienne of the programming global. She has been writing satirical chronicles of techie existence on account that 1988. Her column first seemed within the mythical .EXE Magazine, then Dr. Dobbs' Journal, and it now graces The Register.

For the 1st time, the superior of Stob's columns were accumulated into one crucial e-book. detect why Mrs. invoice Gates calls in a programmer to mend her plumbing; learn about the Google desktop that suffers from Tourette's syndrome; realize the shameful mystery of the CEO who varieties his correspondence in CAPITAL LETTERS, and lots more and plenty, a lot more!

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In a far corner there was a glass-fronted counter, in which were displayed spherical brown objects that looked *A famous character from Viz magazine. Don’t ask me. See Google for details. 16 The Best of Verity Stob like onion bhajis but didn’t move like onion bhajis. Behind the counter stood the speaker, an elderly Asian man, presumably the eponymous owner. ” Orange Anorak groped in a large shoulder bag he was carrying. As he pulled out a black plastic box, I glimpsed a Unisys badge. ” and reached under the counter.

Framed in the doorway was a tall bearded figure, wearing a bright orange anorak of the type that railway men call “train-proof jackets,” because they’re not. He was in his early forties, his thinning black hair streaked with grey. He looked gaunt and hollow-eyed, desperate. The girl groaned when she saw him. The visitor was about as welcome as a dose of salmonella in a Marks and Sparks sandwich bar. “Give me a line. ” The man’s voice was pleading. “I’ve told you before. There ain’t no data processing facilities here, Mister.

In it was seated a wizened husk of a man, wrapped in a dressing gown. The wrinkled skin of his bald pate and face was a light grey, and a feeble claw operated the controls of the wheelchair. The sealed ends of his pyjama bottoms, neatly pinned flat, spoke forlornly of amputation. He was dribbling slightly from the left side of his mouth slit. He looked like Davros-creator-ofthe-Daleks on an off-day. Brunel’s remaining watery, venous eye peered at me. Suddenly his hand twitched, and the wheelchair lurched towards me.

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