I have spent this week “learning” Microsoft’s new operating system, Vista. I just got a new computer at work, which would normally be exciting, except for the fact that it operates on Vista and Vista has proven to be my arch-enemy. I spent one entire day this week at work unable to do anything on my computer. My screen likes to go completely blank, except for my wallpaper, at random moments. The shared drive (which contains pretty much every file that I ever need to use for my job), only works on occasion. And this makes me want to bang my head on the wall and then cry in the corner for the rest of the day. But I don’t.
Instead, I restart. Or I call the IT guys and they fix it temporarily. Or I copy and paste what I’m working on into a brand new file. And then everything works fine. But I am not satisfied. I apparently believe that Microsoft would not release a system with so many inherent problems and that this system should do most everything it does for a logical reason. Or, if not, then there should be some sort of logical fix for major problems. Why on earth would I have such blind faith? I don’t know. I shouldn’t. And this also makes me want to bang my head on the wall and then cry in the corner for the rest of the day. But I don’t.
Instead, I go home and try not to spend another minute thinking about my computer until I get to work the next day. My brain no longer works when I am at home. I can hardly talk. I can't read more than five pages and expect to comprehend anything I've read. I can’t even understand TV. Not even a show as stupid as Bionic Woman. That is sad.
I heard recently that something like 60% of people spend more time with their computers than with their significant others. That is also sad.
I hate technology today. Evil computers, scary dancing robots that we will all one day marry…it’s awful.
I’m tired. A computer is eating my brain.