"Why companies struggle with recalcitrant IT" economist.com/business/2020/07

"Airlines are […] now advised to turn the plane off and on again every 51 days, to stop its computers displaying false data in mid-flight."

Love our glorious computerized future

I think it's no coincidence that someone like me, who has worked with computers for over a decade, prefers to own a dumb TV, a blender with mechanical knobs instead of a touchscreen, no "smart home" stuff, etc. I know how computers work, and for that reason I am terrified of them

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@nolan >Tech Enthusiasts: Everything in my house is wired to the Internet of Things! I control it all from my smartphone! My smart-house is bluetooth enabled and I can give it voice commands via alexa! I love the future!

>Programmers / Engineers: The most recent piece of technology I own is a printer from 2004 and I keep a loaded gun ready to shoot it if it ever makes an unexpected noise.

@charlag @nolan @Coffee well, shooting the computer IS McAffee's endorsed method of uninstalling the software :blobcat3c:

@charlag
Well, you think you control. Some day, Bezos proofs something else.
@nolan

Oh come on this is so old and it was everywhere stop boosting it

@charlag @nolan I wondered why a printer would be making unexpected noises... then I bought one that's newer than dot matrix. And it clean itself, and fidgets, and ... oh.

@feonixrift @charlag @nolan

If you record the noise of the cleaning routine and play it reverse, it clearly says "I'm going to eat your soul".

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