OK, but what are you going to do without a computer?

This pilot fish is called into his boss's office -- and the big man is not happy.

"He had been working for hours on a report in Lotus Notes," says fish. "Then Notes crashed. He told me to get his report back.

"I asked if he'd saved his work at any time in his writing. Of course he hadn't.

"I explained that I was afraid there was nothing to be done if he hadn't saved.

"His reply: 'Make it so this never happens again.'"

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