Sheila Fox of Foxfire56, a business and social networking blog, has mulled it all over for a long time (years, she says) and come up with 10 reasons why we should all appreciate, love, and give thanks for our computers. I think she’s on to something!
1. It’s always in the same place exactly where you left it the night before, it never wanders away by itself.
2. It’s very colorful, and the screen is very pretty.
3. It never forgets who you are, in fact it probably has the same name as you.
4. It has x-ray vision and can see an internet connection, even when you can’t.
5. It knows everything and can find everything better than any teenager.
6. You can play music and watch DVDs without it criticizing your taste in music and movies.
7. It’s more versatile than any other machine being able to access porn, literature, rocket science or facebook with just one click.
8. It’s very, very sophisticated. It knows more languages than most of us have ever heard of, like html, java, php, xml, C++, Cold Fusion, as well as English, without ever asking for caviar or champagne.
9. You never need to change the oil or check the fluids.
10. It makes itself available to you, day or night, 24/7 and it never says to you, “not now honey, I have a headache”
Actually I think personal computers (Macs included) are the most amazing tool of our lifetime. You can write a book, produce a business plan, edit a movie, instantaneously send mail, or be half way around the world with a click of a button. Almost all information known to humanity is available to you, like never before in history.
So show a little appreciation….because it’s a proven fact… that if you love your computer, your computer will love you. And probably the only thing more reliable than that is your dog, but you don’t ever need plastic bags to pick up after your computer.
It’s time somebody said a good word for computers, Sheila. (I’m glad you managed to include Macs: Go, Apple!)
And also thanks to the magic of computers, Thanksgiving quotes are scheduled to count down the days on A View from the Woods from this morning until the day after Thursday’s feast — so check them out —- J.B.