Have you ever had one of those “bad computer days”? Yes, that question is intended to be redundant! Back in the day I remember people having a “bad hair day” but I believe that saying has been replaced permanently. I don’t know anyone that has never had a bad computer day. In the beginning this was only possible if we were in the office because laptops and other devices just weren’t available yet but times have definitely changed.
Today thanks to “advances” in computing technologies such as iphones, notepads, ultra portable laptops and a host of other ingenious devices we can all enjoy a bad computer day regardless of where we are or what we are supposed to be doing. Here is my top 10 list of things to remember the next time one of your “marvels of modern technology” doesn’t perform the way that you think it should. For what it’s worth #4 is my personal favorite. Bad computer!
The 10 Golden Rules of Computing
1. Remember, if you need to find something in your manual (yeah right!), always look at the place you would least expect to find it first.
2. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions.
3. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.
4. If you really understand your computer, it's obsolete.
5. If someone is watching, no matter what happens, behave as though you meant it to happen!
6. A complicated system that doesn't work probably started as a much simpler system that did.
7. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.
8. To err is human ... to blame your computer for your mistakes… divine.
9. He who laughs last probably has a back-up.
10. When the going gets tough, upgrade your computer.