Dallas friend Floyd Phelps sent me the following anecdote from the canyon we used to call the Generation Gap:
I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Richard, the 11-year-old across the street, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control and asked him to come over.
Richard clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. As he was walking away, I called after him, â€œSo, what was wrong?â€�
He replied, ‘It was an â€˜ID ten Tâ€™ error.â€�
I didn’t want to appear stupid, but asked, ‘An â€˜ID ten Tâ€™ error? What’s that?Â In case I need to fix it again.â€�
Richard grinned.Â â€œHaven’t you ever heard of an â€˜ID ten Tâ€™ error before?”
â€�No,â€� I replied.
â€�Write it down,â€� he said. â€œI think you’ll figure it out.â€�
So I wrote down:Â Â Â Â Â Â â€œI D 1 0 Tâ€�
I used to like the little shit.