I was having trouble with my computer.


So I called Joseph, the 14 year old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over.


Joseph clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.


As he was walking away, I called after him, “So, what was wrong?”


He replied, “It was an ID ten T error.”


I didn’t want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, “An ID Ten T error?


What’s that? In case I need to fix it again.”


Joseph grinned, “Haven’t you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?”


“No”, I replied.


“Write it down,” he said, “and I think you’ll figure it out.”


So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T


I used to like that little boy.