:: Sunday, August 10, 2003
I live in a state of constant electronic gizmo malfunction..
so much so, that I barely twitch an eyelid anytime one of my devices coughs up a hairball and collapses on me..
for me, this is the general order of things..
they could burst into flames and make a loud shriekin' sound.. and I'd still shrug it off..
it's funny to witness the reaction you get from gizmo newbies..
when faced with their first hard-drive crash, 1st blue screen of death.. etc..
it's like the end of the world..
they're running around flailin' their arms and screamin' like children..
they clamber for their "help desk" support to ease them in their stressful time of need..
but, for longtime users (abusers) of technology like ourselves..
we treat hi-tech digital equipment, in the same way most of you would treat a toaster,
or a dodgy old 70's colour television that needs a damn good boot in the head to get good reception..
so.. when I fired up my PC today, only to hear a pulsin' buzz through my speakers whilst the 'old
workhorse struggled to fire up the power supply like an old car engine..
(I could almost hear the hamster wheezin' in there.. as it struggled to get the little wheel moving..)
taking 5 tries just to get the thing warmed up enough to load up as per normal..
I didn't sweat it.. it's done it before, it'll do it again..
and since you can see me typing this.. it's all working now.. right? ;)
a friend of mine (hi heidi!) even managed to spill 1/2 a glass of red wine on her exposed motherboard..
the PC didn't work the next day..
but.. after a few days drying off.. it wuz back in action..
coz, apparently.. even computers suffer hangovers and need a little coaxing..
and if my digital camera spits out funny little error messages at me, just because it doesn't retract the lens properly..
do I worry?
there's a reason we have 12 month warranty's (muhahahaha)
once, in the good 'ol days of naivity.. they claimed machines were infallible.. never prone to error like us mere mortal humans..
but, when you realise they are all MADE by humans..
fuckups are inevitable..
and for me, fuckups are wot makes the gizmo's so cool..
they're just like us!
:: Spoz 6:02 PM |