January 01, 2006

Addicted/Dependent Upon Computers

Do you remember the good old days when you feared a virus for what it might do to you and not your computer. Remember the days of yore in which a defrag meant that you were trying to protect your sergeant or how a Trojan Horse was related to mythology.

I don't know about you but at some point in time things changed for me and I began to rely upon the computer as more than just a word processor/fancy calculator and it became a way to communicate, pay bills and so much more.

The problem is that I have become far too reliant on the computer and I am not nearly as proficient at repairing it as I would like to be. Fortunately my computer is running now, but not at optimal performance which is why I purchased some software to cure some of those ills.

However, the installation of the cure is not going so well. For that matter it is not working at all and I am not quite clear as to why. I have a few ideas but I think that I am going to test them out tomorrow.

5 comments:

Zeruel said...

Computers can be frustrating. Or more precisely: crappy windows. I once became so frustrated with windows blocking, stalling and freezing that i grabbed a sledge hammer and trashed. Unfortunately also all kind of important work data was on it. But fortunately i could recover it from the harddrive.

Since then i've been reading books about Unix command lines and operating systems to become less dependent of that monstrous microsoft.

Jack's Shack said...

Zeruel,

I have thought about going down that path but I really don't have a strong enough interest in learning Unix or Linux.

jg said...

I am completely dependent on my computer(s) for all the things you mention and more. Suddenly the reality of that frightens me a bit. Thanks a lot Jack!

:)

Jack's Shack said...

My pleasure. ;)

Jewish Thinker said...

Thats because most of the "curing" software ussually uses so much of oyur procesor resources. Every 1.5 years or so, one should wipe their Windows OS and start agin. Have fun!