The Long and Winded Road v2

A little office technology humour

Posted in Life, Technology by enochlau on 12 November, 2008

Overheard from the cubicle opposite me:

“Hope is not a strategy; when it comes to hardware, prayer is also not a strategy.”

Makes good business sense, but then again… religion never made any business sense (and any religious stuff that did make business sense… never really was religion in the first place).

More interestingly, if you’ve ever had to install Windows on your PC before you have a small glimpse of what it’s like having to wrestle inanimate piece of hardware to get stuff installed and running. There’s this particular demo server that we have that we’d almost swear was possessed. You’d set it up perfectly fine, and the next day when you need it to boot up it won’t work. Try a couple of times and nothing changes, but walk away for lunch and *ding*, it works fine after that. It’s as if it has a mind of its own.

So really, if technology stuff in our lives could think and had wills of their own, would that be a good or bad thing? That question will remain unsolved until we develop the first sentient computer.

In the meantime, I’m just happy I don’t have to justify to my laptop why I spend awful amounts of time on Youtube.


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