A fellow blogger recently emailed me about an episode of “How It’s Made” that he saw on TV. For those of you who are not familiar with this, it is a show on The Discovery Channel that discusses how various items are made. It covers things as simple as Twinkies and as complex as semiconductors. It is kind of a mindless show.
Anyway, Ryan was watching an episode where they discussed building PC’s. They had a scene where the person was connecting the wires for the reset switch and power button and the voice over mentioned that they were connecting the “Computator”. This is a complete gaffe since there is no such thing as a computator at least that we are aware of or could find on Google. Evidently, the show just made this term up. It certainly sounds complex, but ironically has no meaning!
Here is a link to a YouTube clip of the video.