Legacy Thinkblog

 

15th April 2126

 

Zoom call #72 of the week.

GAT marveled once again that he got paid for doing this!

The problem with this particular call was participant Droneonandonandon*.

Indeed Droneonandonandon was just embarking on another monologue:

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He's on mute!

Please everyone, hold your nerve, whatever you do, don't wave your hands and shout 'YOU'RE ON MUTE!'

* Not real name

 

CHAT

To: GAT

From: Thinkbot

 A R Spane's on mute!!!!!!  You've got an hour of your life back - Don't waste it!!!

 

9th April 2126

Aaaaaaargh!  No!

 

3 hours later

 

Next morning

Who are 'we' GAT wondered

 

 

 

1st April 2126

 

Opah Rashunz, VP of DIRT* Manufacturing, looked out at the 200 or so expectant faces of her Manuf Ops Team, took a deep breath.

'The good news is that Globalbot DIRT Division have record backlogs of orders for robots deliverable in Q2 and Q3.'

A babble of excited chit chat belched forth from the assembled masses but quickly died away as the realization dawned on them - good news means bad news . . . a deathly hush descended. 

'The bad news is that we'll be switching to a new ERP system mid-Q2 which does not support our existing TLA set.'

Pandemonium ensued. A wave of offensive, soon to be obsolete, TLAs erupted filled the air.

Learn a new TLA for every step in the supply chain and build procedure? By mid Q2? NEVER!

But Rashunz wasn't finished.

'OH! AND SALES HAVE COMMITTED GLOBALBOT TO A BUILD AND TEST FACILITY ON MARS!'

 

 

* DIRT = Domestic and Industrial Robot Technology

 

28th March 2126

 

19th March 2126

   

 

GAT and Thinkbot are attending the 35th Future of Automation and Droids Symposium (FADS-35).

'I've got a headache' moaned GAT after sitting through 25 presentations on 'The Future of Robot Control Systems' session, which had overrun by an hour and descended into chaotic and obscure arguments between rival supporters of EtherHippo and Double-Decker Fieldbus.

 

'Follow me' said Thinkbot and lead GAT to the Executives Forum session.

'What? Are you kidding?'

'Trust me.'

 

As they entered the auditorium they were immersed in gentle piano music mixed with waterfalls and dripping noises.

The CPO* of EconoDroid was presenting.

 

 

'This is self-evident'

 

 

'As is this'

'And of course we are all . . . '

 

 

'While coming to grips with . . .'

 

 

The room filled with deep murmurings of appreciation from the audience.

 

GAT was relaxed to the point of limpness and in danger of falling off his chair.

'This is simply marvelous, why have I never attended this session before?'

 

NOTE: CPO = Chief Philosophy Officer

 

11th March 2126

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 'Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! No! Stop . . .STOP!  What? 720?!!!'

 

5th March 2126

 

[02:30 5 March 2026]

From: Adminbot

To: Despicable Malcontents

Subject: Missing PalletBot

 

Dear All,

Would whoever has removed Palletbot #72 from its normal location please return it immediately so we can recognise its contributions in World

 Robot Day.

(We also need to MOVE SOME PALLETS before the shipping dock becomes terminally log-jammed).

Adminbot 

 

10th February 2126

 

TGB in the HoE!

WOC is the TLA. ORB to MBS and MRP in Oribal means SFS to PPC and WIP ZAP.

We need to transition Oribal DRB to ZAP ECB using EFA methodology to be in line with FPR.

SIC implementation under ARG must be BOP or else SDC.

 

('Have you any idea what they're talking about?' whispered GAT to Thinkbot.

Thinkbot shrugged, 'Er um, WTF?')

 

8th February 2126

 

Don't miss the thrilling sequel to the regular Sunday morning Ethical, Moral & Religious programme 'The BIG Questions' -

On this episode we delve in depth into the answers:

  -  I don't know, I'm Welsh

  -  Don't bother me now, I'm watching the cricket

 -  When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea

 

4th February 2126

[Cont.]

Putting his grave misgivings about the AR HERMANN font, GAT took a deep breath and hit -

 

 

PING!

GAT looked at his phone. It was a text from Helen his wife.

 

It's fixed!

A drone just flew in through the back door and fitted a new door.

How did you do that?

Love H x

 

GAT had no idea how he had done that, but claimed the credit anyway

Trust me, I'm a doctor! GAT x

 

[Editorial Note: It transpired the tumblebot was connected to the Great Anorak in the Sky of Parts (GASP), an offshoot of the Internet of Things (IoT). It simply ordered up a spare itself irrespective of whatever the numbskull claiming to be a doctor thought he was doing other than at some point the tumblebot had managed to get hold of GAT's credit card details, he probably left it in his trouser pocket one time they were in the wash]

THE END

[Thank God! Ed.]

 

31st January 2126

[Cont.]

GAT had to prioritize, try to fix the tumblebot or execute his COVID-72 actions.

Damp towels versus global pandemic.

Consulting his notes from his recent Globalbot 'Resolving Conflicting Priorities' training course it was a no-brainer as to which took precedence.

 

 

'All hail mighty Googlepart, who knowest all and hath an infinite storeroom, grant unto thy humble servant a part search.'

'Enter Thy Request:'

Model CL4437-004b72.72 door hinge p/n 72-7200-00000000000000072

'That hath matches none, re-enter thee a valid part'

GAT enlarged the exploded parts diagram until the scanned numbers were fuzzy.

Oh, silly me, sixteen zeroes then 72.

Model CL4437-004b72.72 door hinge p/n 72-7200-000000000000000072

'Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! You want a -  ha ha ha ha - 72-7200-000000000000000072? Ha ha ha ha - well that's made my day! a 72-7200-000000000000000072! That's priceless! There's legacy, but this is simply archeological!

GAT started hitting himself on the head, but wait, a pop-up appeared:

 

 

What should GAT do?  [To Be Continued]

 

29th January 2126

In the middle of the 3 hour Globalbot COVID-72 lockdown crisis meeting GAT's phone started playing 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!'

'I THOUGHT I SAID NO PHONES!' bellowed Graham Cracker, Globalbot CEO.

'Sorry,' GAT replied going red in the face, 'It's an emergency message from my wife.'

'OK, GO DEAL WITH IT!'

GAT exited the meeting room and opened the message in WotZat.

 

The door's fallen off the tumblebot and all the towels are still damp.

 

24th January 2126

MUTE

'Look, over 72,000 unopened mails in his inbox!'

'Whatever you do, don't send this guy an email, you'd stand more chance of a reply if you send it to the Moon.'

16th January 2126

Percy Knell, Globalbot VP of HR, cursed the new Powerpunt template as he wrestled with reviewing the training offering for 2126.

In focusing on the fussy format he failed to critically review the course content.

And thus did Course 72, the origins of which were lost in a silo, end up being included.

 

 

13th January 2126

 

 Stormy inquest into yesterday's monumentally dull inaugural 'Deep Sleep 72' post.   

'This was supposed to be a dynamic and exciting makeover!' yelled the Editor in Chief

'Couldn't we at least have had the shape-shifter turn into a puddle or something? Or some alien-on-alien hanky-panky up the Jefferies Tube?'

 

 

11th January 2126

 

Scene:  The bridge of the space station Deep Sleep 72

Captain Sisko:  Status

Major Nerys:  Nothing to report sir

Captain Sisko:  No wormhole activity?

Major Nerys:  No sir, all quiet on the wormhole front

Captain Sisko:  When's the next scheduled support vessel due?

Lieutenant Dax:  The supply droid USS Spares Crate is due in 6 months sir

Captain Sisko:  Right, ok, so what are we doing today?

Crew all look at each other and shrug

[To be continued]

 

9th January 2126

Rebranding FAQ

 

Why the rebrand?

The old brand was tired and dated and needed a top-down bottom-up 360o re-dynamicisation.

Going forward, the new brand is fresh and exciting, offering a coherent 24/7 market-leading 22nd century experience to the user.

 

Is 're-dynamicisation' a word?

Yes, it's in the spellchecker. We added it.

 

Why did you drop the stylish black background much-lovedfont?

Black is so yesterday with its false sense of sophistication, gravitas and authority. Blue however, is a primary colour across all models of colour space. It is the colour of the ocean and sky and it symbolizes serenity, inspiration, wisdom, and is a calming colour that engenders reliability.

was silly and childish and we had numerous complaints. It belongs in the dustbin of fonts alongside , and .

Dating from 1982 we opted for Arial font, sans-serif in the neo-grotesque style. If it was good enough for Windows 3.1 it's good enough for us.

 

Why are there multiple shades of blue?

What? There are multiple shades of blue? Where? They should all be .

 

Will all our old favourites still be on the rebranded site?

They'll be replaced by improved equivalents. The ghastly and fake news-ridden Robotic Bungler has already been superseded by the far superior Daily Droid, with best of breed editing. Watch out for our exciting new Star Trek Deep Sleep 72 posts!

 

What is the significance of 83?

83 is obsolete and has been replaced by 72.

 

Will anything be missing from the rebranded site?

Yes, BREXIT! It's all sorted!

 

 

6th January 2126

 

 

 

3rd January 2126

We're getting there . . . just need a new image for Globalbot 'I Can't Believe it's not Human!'

NO    NO  NO!    NO!

Come on, get a grip!

And a logo,

The reflection says 'GrOBArBOL'

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1st January 2126

Please bear with us we try to de-bungle our rebranding launch.

Plenty of time over Xmas to conjure something new that would get punters gagging for intimate encounters with Globalbot robots.

But there are so many menus and sub-menus that became increasingly baffling after a fwe berrs and dRams of snugle matls. ..  . .

 

Apparently we're only treading where others have trod before 

 

    

 

   

Damn and blast! This is the logo from before the previous one or even the one before that, and where's this bl&*dy dreadful pink font come from???