Story of RAM
I'm RAM, working at a desktop
computer.Being so absent-minded , I
know nothing about where I came
from,and of which brand I am.My boss
cpu, generally regarded as brain of the
whole computer though, his brain
extremely small, and memory appears
even poorer than mine. He continually
asked me what it stored at some certain
addresses on some certain pages. All
the time I told him patiently.
However, within merely a second he can
forget all about it and asked once
again. Sometimes I lost patience and
complained,"My god, you've been so
bothersome, why not try to remember
something useful for yourself?" He
replied,"I'm so sorry, my fellow, but
I've got no idea. Working all day long
I nearly got a headache. So heavy the
burden it is."
I won't quarrel with him, he has a
small brain, simple thoughts. Although
he's my boss, every time he gets up he
has no idea of what to do, must fetch
BIOS in a hurry,"Hey, my dear fellow,
what we gonna do today?" BIOS
impatiently lists him the essential
tasks and goes to sleep. Then it's time
for cpu and me to get engaged.
Among all my colleagues, I like hard
disk the best. He has a large brain, a
particularly good memory. He speaks
slowly, but seldom makes any mistakes.
A depth-thought guy he is. So does cpu
think, but he's such a fool, frequently
forgot who the hard disk is. Every time
the computer boots and starts self-
inspection, my boss asked me,
"Hey, who's he?"
Hard disk seems gloomy. I thought
technical work is no good for man as
melancholic as him, sooner or later
very possibly he might suffer agony of
schizophrenia. However, he considered
it as total nonsense.
I forget a lot after I go to sleep, but
I've never forgot any friend of mine.
One part on my body called CMOS, which
stays at the bottom of my heart, on it
embeded names of my friends. In my
opinion, there are something you should
remember forever, while no big problem
to forget all the others.
BIOS is a flaky guy, sleeping all the
time but forever the first to get up.
He let us start self inspection, boot
the computer and goes back to sleep. He
cannot sleep any longer if I turned off
BIOS Shadow. But when I saw him so
sleepy and exhausted, I got sympathized
with him. He doesn't care much of the
others, and nobody knows him. Only
after the love affair of ST did I start
to know him.
Long,long time ago, there once came a
laptop hard disk, very lovely she was,
to be honest I also liked her. But now
I've almost forgot all things except
she was lovely. That's why I'm lucky. I
can forget which was supposed to be
forgot,but poor ST kept in mind all.
After she left, ST appeared bizarre.
Every time his magneto resistive ran
over some space, we sensed an unusual
"How's hard disk doing?" I asked CPU.
"Who's hard disk?"
So I recognized it's useless for any
further talking with him. BIOS shrugged
off,"That fool fell in love." I know
nothing about love since I have a poor
memory. It seems that someone and some
circumstances really occured to me in
my life, but I forgot them easily.
BIOS told me,"Memory has never been so
serious a case for you, since you can
always forget easily. But for some
memory embedded in one's life it must
have included suffering." I felt his
words hard to understand, but I
remembered BIOS has once been updated,
he was extremely painful, as he's gonna
die. Unlike them, I almost have no
memory for my own ...I got envious of
them, they have their memory but I
don't. From then on, I learned what the
term "melancholic" means, I embedded
the word on my CMOS.
Day by day it seemed hard disk
gradually stuck into a worse situation.
Till one day, cpu asked me,"What's the
next instruction?" I took a look and
got a shock, "format"
"What's that?" cpu seemed so exited,
what a fool.
I told him clearly. I didn't know why I
Hard disk hesitated for a long time, so
painfully, and finally gave a respond.
Track 0 bad，Disk unusable。
Power was cut off, for a long time I
stayed in darkness, kept waiting...
A month later hard disk came back.
Maybe it was after his last struggle he
had to face the most cruel result--low
format. His memory went totally blank,
just like a baby. We were sad about it,
but it's good to him, at least he won't
be painful any longer.
The laptop hard disk came to us again
to get back the lost data."Hi,ST" she
said, "You forgot me?" Hard disk didn't
say anything, low format seemed to hurt
him badly. After a while, he
replied,"I'm sorry, I don't think we
have ever met before..."
The laptop hard disk seemed very
depressed, I can sense her current in
tears, "I can't believe you're that
"Oh..." hard disk didn't give an
I was so sad. She still kept him in her
mind, but he forgot all about it, which
he most unwillingly forgot.I'm not sure
whether it is luck or pain. It was the
destiny made fun of them. I felt very
At that time I sensed a strange current
from hard disk. Expression on his face
was complex, confused at first, than
gradually got exited, than grieved, at
last exultant..."IBM, you really come
Later BIOS told me he wasn't sleeping
actually. From that day hard disk
concealed some documents, he forsore a
possible consequence, so he helped
store some files
stealthily."Fortunately I'm DUAL BIOS,
although I've not stored much, but
quite enough to recall him days of the
past..." I think BIOS must have
suffered much pain while trying to
store them. When I asked him why he did
so, he said,"Because we are friends."
Yes, we are friends, friends forever...
ck 0 bad，Disk unusable。