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Where Do Deleted Characters Go?
Date: Sent Monday, March 18, 2019
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Most likely, at least once a day you delete a letter, number, or even whole words and paragraphs from your documents on the computer. It's a simple matter for you, but have you ever thought about the consequences of your action? Do you have any idea where you're sending those characters that you so casually rejected? The answer varies depending on whom you ask.

Dave Barry's Explanation:

The deleted characters are shipped to Battle Creek, Michigan, where they're made into Pop-Tart filling; this explains why Pop-Tarts are so flammable, while cheap imitations are not as flammable.

Stephen King's Explanation:

Every time you hit the delete key you unleash a tiny monster inside the cursor, who tears the poor unsuspecting characters to shreds, drinks their blood, then eats them, bones and all.

IBM's Explanation:

The characters are not real. They exist only on the screen when they are needed, as concepts, so to delete them is merely to de-conceptualize them.

The Buddhist Explanation:

If a character has lived rightly, and its karma is good, then after it has been deleted it will be reincarnated as a different, higher character. Those funny characters above the numbers on your keyboard will become numbers, numbers will become letters, lowercase letters will become uppercase. If a character's karma is not so good, then it will move down the above scale, ultimately becoming the lowest of characters--a space.

The 21st-century Bitter, Cynical Nihilist Explanation:

Who cares? All characters are the same, swirling in a vast sea of meaningless nothingness. It doesn't really matter if they're on the page, deleted, undeleted, underlined, etc. It's all the same. More characters should delete themselves.

Environmentalist's Explanation:

You've been DELETING them? Can't you hear them SCREAMING? Little innocent characters and baby lowercase letters have rights too!

The Mac User's Explanation:

All the characters written on a PC and then deleted go straight to PC hell. If you're using a PC, you can probably see the deleted characters, because you're in PC hell also.

Received from Joke du Jour.

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