The gentleman’s computer

Hello all,

Recently, computers have become a symbol of style and sophistication. This is due solely to the pioneering gentlemen of bygone years. A gentleman has a mind as sharp as a torpedo cigar and a thirst for knowledge equal to his thirst for a good Islay malt. So what better tool for the inquisitive gentleman than the computer?

Michael Caine spent many hours at state-of-the-art computers such as this to earn the right to wear those thick-rimmed glasses. He is also demonstrating the age-old alliance between computer and clip-board.

The history of the computer as we know it today is debated by “historians”. But take it from me, the gentleman invented early forms of the computer in the 1940s to bust Nazis. These computers had various functions, including breaking Nazi codes, creating databases of Nazi war criminals, and had access to the broadband internet so they could read The Gentleman Blog.

In fact, the internet was initially invented as a tool to educate the public about how to be a gentleman. The man with a bow tie and tweed jacket here is tuning up the internet with various knobs and dials.

Since the 1940s, the computer has evolved from a rudimentary Nazi-fighting box to much, much more. It is a huge industry, and as a result, much money is designated to sell computers. Some of history’s finest gentlemen have lent their name to the cause.

This computer was the first portable computer in the world. It came with a backpack, petrol fuelled generator and the optional extra of William Shatner to follow you around reciting computer-related facts he learnt on the Starship Enterprise.

Now I won’t bore you with the technical details of how computers work. You should be safe in the knowledge that there are many cogs, cranks and pulleys inside of your laptop all crunching numbers for you.

The various ingredients of a computer.

There are many situations when a person can use a computer. The gentleman will normally have his secretary or assistant type letters to important business-types and responses to invitations on his computer. But perhaps he will occasionally order a new box of Cubans over the internet or scan his hand-written journals of international exploration and intrigue for safekeeping.

This gentlelady could teach this man a thing or two about how to use a computer for more than just leaning on. Perhaps how to replace the tape (the lifeblood of a computer) like the man in the background.

And so, use the gentlemanly creation of the computer to the fullest of its ability – by cultivating your gentlemanliness on The Gentleman Blog, along with its various other not-quite-as-important capacities.

Until next time,

HL Griffith

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