Hijacked in Cyber-space!

I’d be very interested to learn how many others experience this phenomenon. Periodically, I will come to my office intent on doing only the smallest of tasks and then moving on or out, and for a series of almost inexplicable reasons the cyber world strikes back and I encounter one little fault (perhaps the printer won’t print that bank reconciliation I am just finishing.) However, this is just a snare and illusion! As I set off to resolve this problem, suddenly something else will happen, also seemingly small (perhaps a window will freeze), this is my next step into the ‘cyber quick sand’. I go to reboot, SNAP! The jaws of the silicon trap spring shut on my day. Now I have a machine that won’t connect to the net, and in fact the network connection has seemingly vanished…

Once upon a time I’d have then lost the rest of my day trying to fix one problem after another only to get sucked in deeper and deeper, before you know it, it appears the only choice is to reinstall Windows! These days I have got a little wiser about the ways of cyber-space and know this isn’t necessarily real. “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” I cry. I now will close down the troublesome machine, and do anything but attend to it, and 9 times out of 10, if I ignore it the problem goes away.

I know this is illogical, and worse still, it is illogical in a world that is meant to be governed by logic. I can only tell you this is my experience. I’d love to hear from you if it has any resonance. So I will walk away from this troublesome box, and tomorrow is a brand new day…

A further thought to leave you with today is that just because something appears real, doesn’t mean that it is. If you are struggling with something that just doesn’t make sense, then you are probably in this position. Walk away from it. Disengage. Seek more and different inputs. Let go of logic, and trust something else to guide you.

“Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.” Jef Raskin

“In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.” Unknown

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One Response to “Hijacked in Cyber-space!”

  1. Isn’t the world a bizarre place? I coined this phrase Random Acts of Self-Sabotage , and then realized that I| had done just that today. Not content with the computer shenanigans, I managed to drop something on my toe that was so painful, I basically have been able to do nothing the rest of the day. I can’t remember when I last hurt myself like this…I wonder what the Universe is trying to tell me??

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