Sunday, November 16, 2008

Satisfying the Gods Who Live in Our Computers

Pantheists believe there are gods all around us in every tree.

They are probably wrong, but clearly there are gods living in our computers. Success does not depend on reading voluminous manuals so much as knowing how to propitiate the particular god in your machine. A successful writer must discover what sacrifice to make to keep the computer god from scrambling his or her manuscript, catching a virus, or plunging brilliant thoughts into the blue screen of death.

1 comment:

Ashley Amanda said...

Yes, I have always found my computer to perform better when I treat her with respect. If she is running a bit slow and I happen to lose my temper and yell out "HELLO! Do something, resembling ANYTHING!" I have noticed she doesn't really do much after that.