Pope Francis Is a Dangerous Modernist!

Pope Benedict XVI wrote everything longhand, the way God intended.

Now, word is leaking out that Pope Francis …

I can’t even say it. I’ll let the report speak for me:

In a fast-paced, globalized world in which billions send emails, share photos on smartphones and get their instant news online, the newly elected pope still uses a typewriter for work. On his time off, he follows the games of his favorite soccer club on the radio.

Yes, a typewriter! And a radio!
This is just a monstrous concession to modernity, and something directly condemned in the syllabus of errors. (Well, maybe not “directly,” but it’s there if you squint and then hit yourself in the head with a Zip drive.)

If these trends continue, the next pope might just use a Commodore 64. Once a pope starts using a Newton, it’s game over, man.

Because we all know what comes after that:


ht: Tony Rossi


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  • http://www.parafool.com victor

    Hey! I wrote all of my papers through High School into the mid-1990s on a C64. The 1541 disk drive was a lot more drop-resistant than the 1581, by the way, but the 1530 datacasette drive had them both beat.

    But yeah, it’s just one small step from an Adler or Imperial to a Timex/Sinclair.

  • http://www.godandthemachine.com Thomas L. McDonald

    I update the post to include the nadir of all personal computing. You don’t get much lower than MS Bob.

  • The True Will

    Next thing you know, he will be using Twitter!

  • http://www.parafool.com victor

    That’s nice. Props for updating Rover’s word balloon to include the name of the pope!

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  • chris

    i had successfully supressed all memories of MS Bob. Now when my nightmares begin again, i know just who to thank.

  • http://www.godandthemachine.com Thomas L. McDonald

    Next up? Clippy!

  • Jared

    I played that a lot as a kid, actually.

    ….I was bored

  • http://nfp.freehostia.com/ Captain Obvious

    Microsoft Bob would be an upgrade from Windows 8!