how to understand this sentence?in this video link 1.00:02:03,006 "if it can't earn its keep it doesn't belong in the home " how to understand the word " it " " belong in the home "? 2.00:02:34,819 it can communicate with other personal computers over the telephone line and who knows it may be the world's biggest backyard fence how to understand " backyard fence " 3.00:03:05,600 and it computes how to understand " it computes " in this video link:
Feb 28, 2017 3:54 PM
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Your numbering system is very confusing. I couldn't understand that the first question refers to 2 minutes and 3 seconds in the video. Anyway... 1) "it" is the same "it" in "if it can't earn its keep". So what do you think "it" is? :) 2) We need the proper quote. "it may be the world's biggest [backyard fence to talk over]". Imagine neighbours chatting and gossiping over the backyard fence. 3) Look at this page, v.intr definition 3. When computers were relatively new in popular culture (on TV and film... we're talking about the 70s and 80s here), if a computer was unable to accept a question or calculation, it would say "Does not compute". This became a catchphrase for a while.
February 28, 2017
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